Kaizer Chiefs scored twice in the second half as they came from behind to beat Cape Town City 2-1 at Newlands Stadium on Tuesday night.
Goals from Daniel Cardoso and Kearan Baccus cancelled out an early Kermit Erasmus strike in an entertaining and competitive encounter that ensured Chiefs remain on the top of the Absa Premiership table.
Reflecting on the game, Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp says they had to make some early adjustments after a slow start, and he is pleased with how his team reacted.
Middendorp says that the team is more flexible now, especially with the new signings and those who were unavailable to him last season through injury.
City coach Benni McCarthy says his team should have wrapped up the result in the first half, and he wonders whether the good start back-fired.
McCarthy was at a loss to why his players’ efforts dropped in the second half as Chiefs took control of the game. – Report by Rob Delport
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