Giovanni Solinas: Polokwane City had too many players behind the ball against Kaizer Chiefs

The Amakhosi boss has congratulated Rise and Shine for their 1-0 win over his charges at the 2010 Fifa World Cup venue

Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas was left to rue their 1-0 loss to Polokwane City at an empty Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening, saying City had too many numbers behind the ball.

The Glamour Boys succumbed to their second loss of the season through Vusimuzi Mngomezulu, who beat Itumeleng Khune hands down in the first half.

“I think in the second half the guys played better. In the first half, there was no mobility, no movement and we had no clear idea of how to close the man attacking the line for Polokwane,” Solinas told Supersport TV.

“It was a particular game. They lead 1-0 and they stayed at the back. They were not creating the chances. Only this one where they scored, but this is football and such situations can happen," he said.

“The second half, in my opinion, the performance was positive. It's not easy to play the second half in this manner,” continued the Amakhosi manager.

“They stayed behind the ball. Tthe space was very tight, but the guys played football in the second half. It's a pity, yes, and congratulations to Polokwane [City] for the victory and we will move forward, continue to work hard because this is the life of football,” concluded the Amakhosi boss.

Amakhosi went to this encounter unbeaten in their last four matches - three wins and a single draw.

However, they started the month October with a goalless stalemate against Highlands Park at the Makhulong Stadium on Tuesday before losing to Rise and Shine.

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The result didn't affect their position on the log as they're placed third with 14 points from 10 league matches, and the reigning coach of the month will hope to get ready for their next PSL encounter.

Up next for them is a clash against Orlando Pirates in the highly anticipated league Soweto Derby clash on Saturday, October 27 at the FNB Stadium, and the two giants will meet for the first time this season.

But before that encounter, they will have to find out which team they will be pitted against in the Telkom Knockout Cup which starts on the weekend of the 19-20 October this year.