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Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas reveals disappointment as trophy barren run continues

6:27 pm AEST 2/9/18
Kaizer Chiefs' Giovanni Solinas, September 2018
The Amakhosi boss was left to rue their 1-0 defeat to the reigning MTN8 champions at the FNB Stadium on Saturday
Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas has lamented his sides 1-0 defeat to SuperSport United in the MTN8 which spelled the end of their campaign on Saturday night. 

The Italian boss was reacting after their MTN8 encounter where Bradley Grobler netted for the visiting reigning champions.

“The first half was difficult because our passing game did not work. The performance in the first half was not good,” Solinas told SuperSport TV.

“The second half was much better. We created chances. It’s a pity that we conceded that goal but the second half performance was positive,” he added.

“This is football, today we had a big opportunity to go to the final. It was very important for the club and the Chiefs family. It’s a disappointment that we are not going to the final. Now we need to work hard because this season we need to win trophies,” continued the coach.

“We need to improve as a team. We will restart our season from the second half (performance),” concluded Solinas.

The Soweto giants played to a 2-2 draw at Lucas Moripe Stadium last weekend and were hoping to secure a win at home to dethrone Kaitano Tembo's men.

Although the coach introduced Ugandan debutant Godfrey Walusimbi and Teenage Hadebe at the back replacing Daniel Cardoso and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, Amakhosi could not stop the Tshwane giants.

As a result of the loss, Chiefs' search for a trophy is set to continue.

The Naturena-based side previously failed to lift a trophy under former coach Steve Komphela's three-year reign and are hoping to do well as the 2018/19 PSL season progresses.

For the reigning champions, they will now wait to meet the winner between Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City who will face off in the second leg of the semi-final on Sunday afternoon in Tshwane.