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Kaizer Chiefs' Giovanni Solinas delighted following Macufe Cup victory

10:20 SAST 2018/10/15
Giovanni Solinas of Kaizer Chiefs and Bobby Motaung, September 2018
The Amakhosi coach has expressed confidence that his side will build on their win over Phunya Sele Sele

After beating Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0 in the Macufe Cup on Sunday afternoon, Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas revealed his satisfaction with victory at the Free State Stadium.

The Italian-born tactician led his troops to a comfortable win, courtesy of goals from Lebogang Manyama and Dumisani Zuma, who ensured that Amakhosi lifted the trophy for the third time in a row.

“I am happy for the supporters, happy with the good performance from the team today,” Solinas told  SuperSport TV.

“It's very important to play well and create chances for us to score. Today we created a lot of chances and that is very important,” he added.

Although, the Soweto giants took on Siwelele without key players such as skipper Itumeleng Khune, Khama Billiat, Godfrey Walusimbi and Ramahlwe Mphahlele who are all on international duty, the coach was delighted with his players' display.

“The performance from everybody was very good, everybody did well. So I am happy for my club and the supporters,” Solinas expressed.

“We will continue to work hard to try and improve going forward,” he concluded.

Despite winning three consecutive Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches last month as they put aside Cape Town City, Free State Stars and AmaZulu, Chiefs could not continue good form as they have undergone a slump of late.

They drew against Highlands Park in Tembisa and lost to Polokwane City at the Moses Mabhida Stadium just before the Fifa international break.

However, Chiefs have had a week-long break to prepare for their upcoming PSL and Telkom Knockout matches as they hope to return to winning ways in competitive matches.

The reigning PSL Coach of the Month will lead his men as they will face Black Leopards next weekend in the TKO Last 16 before meeting Orlando Pirates in the Soweto Derby.

Meanwhile, Chiefs will hope to do better in the TKO considering the fact that they failed to lift silverware in three seasons under former coach Steve Komphela.