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Hunt – We Need More Game Toughness

As they approach the halfway mark in the season, Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Gavin Hunt says there have more lows than highs in the first half.

Hunt was speaking after the 1-1 draw with Baroka on Tuesday.

While he was pleased with their progress in the CAF Champions League, Hunt says they are way off their target in the DStv Premiership, and they should be above 25 points at this stage.

“Look, there’s been some highs and I think there’s been a few more lows than highs, obviously results-wise, but we’ve made some unbelievable mistakes in the first round, you know, individual mistakes, which I haven’t seen in my time,“ Hunt said in the digital presser.

“We need to eradicate those mistakes, but you know we qualified for the groups (Champions League) group stage, we did very well in the qualifying games, and sometimes that takes a lot off the league, but I mean the league has been poor, it hasn’t been good. We certainly need to be above 25 points, which we haven’t got yet.”

“So, there’s no doubt the signs are better in my eyes but we need game toughness, we don’t have that. We need more game toughness and that I can only push and pull and do whatever as best we can, and you know that takes a bit of time.”

Chiefs are currently 7th on the log with 18 points after 14 games. On Saturday they play Orlando Pirates at the Orlando Stadium in the Soweto derby. Pirates are 4 points ahead in 5th place.

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