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Dominic Isaacs: Kaizer Chiefs will bounce back after losing to Orlando Pirates

12:14 GMT+3 30/10/2018
Dominic Isaacs, former Kaizer Chiefs player
The former Amakhosi centre back has backed his former club to bounce back from their defeat to the Buccaneers

Former  Kaizer Chiefs  defender Dominic Isaacs has urged the club to put their Soweto Derby loss to Orlando Pirates  behind them.

Although the Cape Town-born legend did not want to discuss Chiefs' shortcomings, he said skipper Itumeleng Khune cannot be a bad goalkeeper overnight.

“It was a good game for the fans and the supporters. There were goals involved and most importantly, I think the game had value for money, but it was unfortunate for Amakhosi to lose,” Isaacs told Goal.

“I can't really comment on what Chiefs did wrong or where they failed as they conceded two goals, but I can say maybe it was a good delivery or a good header from Pirates,” he said.

“I am not in a position to discuss their shortcomings, but there were two good goals from Pirates and I am am sure they practised in training,” he reacted.

“I can't point a finger to Khune because he can't become a bad keeper overnight. He has carried Chiefs for many years and I think there will be a time where he fails to deliver in some games just like any keeper in the world,” responded the ex-Bloemfontein Celtic defender.

“On the other hand, the defence must also shoulder the blame because it's a collective effort to win games as well as in a loss,” responded the former Ajax Cape Town defender.

Speaking of Khama Billiat, who scored Chiefs' only goal and Leoardo Castro's contribution, Isaacs admitted that the two attackers were not 100 percent fit to feature against their old rivals.

“I think you could see both were not 100 percent fit, but I believe Chiefs will be different in the second round of the season when Castro, Billiat and (Lebogang) Manyama are all fit,” he continued.

“In saying all of that, you need to give credit to Pirates. For me, it's not about Chiefs having an off day, but Pirates must be praised for their proper planning and the players for executing their game plan,” responded the retired defender.

“Coming back from a goal down shows the character of their team and they did not give up. I also think Pirates were unlucky to score two because they had great chances,” said Isaacs.

“To be honest, I can't give Chiefs any advice because they have a great team, an experienced chairman (Kaizer Motaung) and the technical team and coach (Giovani Solinas). They have been through this and you also look at Real Madrid – they haven't been good and it shows that nothing is permanent in football and I believe Chiefs will bounce back,” concluded the former centre back.