- Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has moved swiftly to defend under-fire defender Siyabonga Ngezana
- Ngezana was in poor form during the Amakhosi's embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns yesterday in the DStv Premiership
- Despite being at fault for two of the defending champions' goals, Zwane attributed Ngezana's disasterclass to being a bad day at the office
Kaizer Chiefs defender Siyabonga Ngezana is not the most popular player in the team right now.
He had a shocker yesterday at Loftus Versfeld in the Amakhosi's humiliating 4-0 loss to the opportunistic defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns. He was at fault for The Brazilians' first two goals within 20 minutes of the start that floored Chiefs before the team could settle.
Despite all of this, coach Arthur Zwane said according to Kick Off:
"Unfortunately, he was not himself. He was not at his best and he had to commit that error that I think also killed his confidence. But these things do happen in football. I’m not going to kill him because of that.
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"We'll try and help him to lift his spirits in training. Many other players are still going to commit such mistakes and we'll move on. We’ll get better with time. He mustn't worry about that, it's part of the game, we all make mistakes."
Social media was decidedly anti-Ngezana, but some stood up for him and hoped he could dust himself off and try again.
"Khune would've told Ngezana to get rid of it. Our keeper is not vocal. In fact if you watch the highlights you will see that he moved forward, backwards and foIrward again. He does not make sure. "
"You can defend Ngezana all you want mara that will not make his footballing any better unfortunately "
DStv Premiership match report: Mamelodi Sundowns humiliates Kaizer Chiefs in big reality check for Amakhosi
Mamelodi Sundowns got over their midweek setback in the most spectacular and convincing of ways against Kaizer Chiefs.
Goals from Gaston Sirino, a double from Peter Shalulile and Abubeker Nassir were more than enough to bury the overwhelmed visitors.