Mabedi: We should’ve been a bit more compact

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Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Patrick Mabedi
  • Post published:July 22, 2018

Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Patrick Mabedi believes his side should’ve done better in the first half against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday afternoon.

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Amakhosi failed to claim their second piece of silverware during pre-season after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hand of Sundowns in the Shell Helix Cup on Saturday.

Goals from Sundowns duo Themba Zwane and Brockie handed the Brazilians the lead before veteran striker Bernard Parker scored a consolation goal in stoppage time.

The Amakhosi assistant coach felt his side should’ve been more compact against a ‘well-organised’ Sundowns side.

‘Look, we played with a good team that’s well organised. I think they did well. I mean, we tried our best but we should’ve done better in the first half because we knew they are a team that likes keeping the ball and we should’ve been a bit more compact,’ Mabedi told SABC TV after the game.

‘Overall, we still in the process of pre-season. So far we are looking back to go back to see our mistakes and take it from there.’

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Amakhosi’s two new signings Lehlohonolo Mirwa and Khama Billiat started the game, with the Zimbabwean facing off against his former side Sundowns.

‘They are getting better and better every time. They’re getting used to other players. The combinations are also getting better and I know the more games they play, they will get better,’ he added.

‘Mainly, we’re looking at the shape and the combinations to see if players understand each other. Trying to emphasise the transition more in regards to on and off the field.

‘But I think we’re getting there slowly. This is our main objective, we need to look into.’

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