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Ncikazi – We Could’ve Beaten Chiefs

While congratulating Kaizer Chiefs on their 3-2 win, Golden Arrows head coach Mandla Ncikazi says his team could have won Wednesday’s DStv Premiership match if they took all their chances.

Arrows led twice against Chiefs at the FNB Stadium, but a hat-trick from Lebogang Manyama gave Chiefs the win.

It was the first game for Chiefs after Gavin Hunt was sacked, with Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard in charge on the bench for the first time.

With Orlando Pirates beating Baroka at the same time, Arrows drop down to fourth, but Ncikazi isn’t too concerned, and says his team, who have their best season ever in the league, are running their own race.

“Congratulations to Kaizer Chiefs, for a good win from where they are coming from,” Ncikazi told the club’s media department,

“We must give credit when it’s due. And congratulations to Arthur, congratulations to Dylan, they’ve done a good job, and they have all my respect.

“In the match. I thought if we took our chances we would’ve won the match, but again you don’t take your chances and you defend the way we defended, you’re not going to win football matches.

“I avoid talking about what I can’t control sometimes, some things are beyond your control, and I felt there were moments today of things that were beyond my control, but what I can control Arrows take the chances when you have them, defend better, if we do that we have a chance to win the match. The other stuff, I’m not in control of.

“We’re still on course in finishing as high as we can. We run our own race, we must not there be side-tracked by the results today. I think the players have done exceptionally well this far. Let’s continue, the last match anything is still possible, still proud of the players.”

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