Kaizer Chiefs coach unhappy with goalkeeper Vries

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp was not too pleased with the way his side conceded against Cape Town City following an error from goalkeeper Virgil Vries.

Chiefs’ inconsistent Absa Premiership campaign continued after they lost 1-0 to the Citizens at FNB Stadium.

Vries’ handling error, similar to the one against Mamelodi Sundowns, gifted the visitors a goal, with Edmilson Dove poking into an empty net.

“It’s absolutely disappointing, absolutely unnecessary to stand here at the end of the day with zero points. Even one point was something I thought is not mirroring this game we’re seeing. I can’t really find the right words in this moment for this result,” Middendorp told SuperSport after the game.

“I don’t know how many possibilities we had to have a clear lead [in the first half], even in the second half we could [have done] it in the right way, the right moment, the right ambition. To lose a game like this at the end of the day is not comfortable at all. It’s quite disappointing, I can only repeat it.

“We had opportunities, we had them clear on the back foot, strategically we were a much better prepared side but in the end you can prepare, you can organise, have a good strategy but in the end it has to implemented. It has to be executed by 11 or 12 or certain players. Conceding a goal like this is definitely not acceptable.

“Against Sundowns, unbelievable to lose this game, today unbelievable to lose this game again. Now we have this seven, eight nine days in front of a derby it’s even more interesting to work it out.

“On one hand we have this goalkeeping issue on the other side we have not scored and used opportunities upfront. In the end we lost as a team.”

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