Kerr Delights In Victory Over Chiefs
Dylan Kerr was delighted to get his first win over Gavin Hunt when Tshakhuma beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday evening, that also eased the club’s relegation battle woes.
It was also Kerr’s first ‘official’ game in charge, as the former Black Leopards and Baroka coach finally got his work permit to sit on the bench for the club he’s been at for the past two months.
The victory lifts Tshakhuma out of 15th place and above their Nedbank Cup final opponent, Chippa United, who drop down into the promotion/relegation spot.
“I’m very, very happy for my technical team. And I’m also happy for the chairman and everybody that’s involved.”
“Against Kaizer Chiefs, it’s a very, very tough game, even though they had ten men, I know Gavin very, very well. He went to 3-4-2, which is what he does.”
“I’m very, very pleased, very, very happy for the players,” a delighted Kerr said after the win.
“And they tried, we switched off for one long ball, whether it was a penalty or not, the referee made that decision that it wasn’t, why he came over to the halfway line to speak to the assistant and the fourth official and reverse that decision is beyond me, because the referee is the man in charge. He makes a call, gave a goal kick he sticks by that, because the fourth official and the assistant are in the other half, and he’s 10 metres away.”
“But credit to the players. They showed determination, they showed character, in the lead up to the cup final on Saturday, that’s what we need.”
With Saturday’s final on the horizon, Kerr says they are ready for the game, but have to focus on recovery first.
“And it’s gonna be a tough recovery tomorrow, then we travel Thursday, prepare Friday, and then we’ve got one of the biggest games for Limpopo province in the Nedbank Cup. I know Baroka came here with the Telkom Cup, but the Nedbank Cup is is the pinnacle cup competition that we want to bring back to the province.”
“But you know credit to my players. They showed good, good character.”