PRETORIA - They say defending is an art and SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo – as well as his Kaizer Chiefs counterpart Giovanni Solinas – can attest to this. Both sides will have to work on their rearguard ahead of the MTN8 semifinal second leg at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
What was on displayat Lucas Moripe Stadium today was schoolboy errors, low grade defending and could have convinced both Tembo and Solinas that a defender or two is needed before the transfer window closes on Friday.
From a neutral point of view, this was what a Sunday afternoon premium fixture in the topflight should be: a four-goal thriller that had each sets of fans occasionally checking for a pulse.
But the coaches will be worried about having to address the frailties and will want to act quickly given there’s still nine months of football to be played. Chiefs got off to an ideal start with Khama Billiat breaking the deadlock, finishing off a move started by fellow striker Dumisani Zuma.
The SuperSport defence was caught ball watching and the speedy Zuma dragged the ball to the edge of the penalty box before tucking it in as he first looked for Leonardo Castro, who couldn’t get to the ball, before finding Billiat to guide the ball into an empty net. But the hosts have already shown on a few occasions this season that they have a never-say-die attitude and are the comeback kings.