Kaizer Chiefs Coach Middendorp Laments Goalie’s Blunder

Kaizer Chiefs Coach Middendorp Laments Goalie’s Blunder

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Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp has bemoaned goalkeeping blunders that has affected his team in recent games after Nigeria international Daniel Akpeyi let in a cheap goal in last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Polokwane City, reports Completesports.com.

The Amakhosi’s hopes of resurrecting their title challenge suffered a hitch following yet another disappointing result at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Middeddorp’s side took the lead through a Daniel Cardoso penalty on the 15-minute mark, only to concede six minutes later through goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s error between the sticks.

Akpeyi who arrived at the club on transfer deadline day a few weeks ago, committed a howler as he allowed Walter Musona’s shot from distance to creep underneath his hands and body and into goal.

Second choice goalkeeper Virgil Vries was relegated from the playing squad due to similar displays of misjudgement.

As such the German coach has expressed his frustration at the frequent occurrences of such costly mistakes and felt in retrospect that his side basically scored both goals in the match.

“If I had an explanation for why we conceded these [soft] goals against Sundowns, Cape Town City or today again, I would give you an answer,” Middendorp told kick-off. com.

“But this is unexplainable, it’s just irritating and not comfortable for all of us [to deal with]. I think to concede in such a way, I didn’t see any other opportunities for Polokwane City.

“With all due respect, we scored two goals.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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