The time for attractive football‚ and not getting results‚ is over at Kaizer Chiefs‚ Amakhosi coach Ernst Middendorp said as his team stumbled to a 1-0 Premiership victory against Maritzburg United at FNB Stadium at the weekend. Middendorp was explaining why an experiment of playing Philani Zulu in central midfield was terminated in just the 26th minute‚ as Chiefs’ famous battler Willard Katsande came on. Chiefs were flat in the first half‚ and let off to some extent by the lack of confidence of desperate‚ last-placed United to go for the jugular. Overall‚ though‚ Amakhosi still created the best clear-cut chances in the 90 minutes and Dumisani Zuma notched a classy 50th-minute winning goal. And Middendorp said — as Chiefs cling to an outside hope of challenging‚ or at least a top three finish — he would certainly accept such an outcome above some previous good performances for Chiefs where they had not managed to get the result. “Polokwane City‚ Cape Town City‚ Sundowns‚ Orlando Pir...

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