Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has admitted to making a conscious decision to approach the Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates differently than they ordinary would plan for others.
In the end, Zwane’s charges emerged victorious courtesy of a Yusuf Maart stunning goal in the second half.
“Tactically I think we planned very well and the guys went in there and executed the plan. We always knew that as long as they play a high line then we’re gonna catch them at some point,” said Zwane after the game.
“We had two clear cut chances that we should have buried, but we couldn’t. But before that, they had a clear cut chance from a dead ball situation, they were just unfortunate not to get that one, but that gave us hope. We started slow like we usually do, it was a worrying factor for me, I tried to lift the boys up and they responded positively.
“In the second half the game was equally balanced, there times they dictated terms and they also allowed us time here and there and space on the ball. We nearly punished them numerous times, even though it wasn’t clear cut chances, but great movement from our transition game,” he added.
Chiefs will now go on a World Cup break and will return to action on 31 December against Golden Arrows at the Princess Magogo Stadium.
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