By Isaac Ndou
JOHANNESBURG: Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Patrick Mabedi has blamed Leonardo Castro’s red card for their humiliating loss away to Golden Arrows on Tuesday night.
Castro was sent off in the 71st minute of the game which then led to Amakhosi getting a 3-1 whooping to see their unsatisfactory results of late continue even after Steve Komphela’s resignation last Saturday.
“We started slow and conceded an early goal. The red card also changed the game and as a result, we had to adapt our plans.”
“After the red card we lost our composure. Despite a man down, we did create some chances, but just couldn’t put the ball into the back of the net. We have to accept what happened and move on to find solutions before the next game,” said Mabedi on the club’s website.
“We have to go back home to prepare for the Maritzburg United match. We are still chasing the target of finishing as high as possible,” he added
The loss sees Chiefs’ league position in fourth place remain intact with 42 points after 28 games which they won 10, drew 12 times and lost six times to see their third season in a row end without any silverware.
The Glamour Boys will welcome 3rd place Maritzburg United who have the same number of points but have a superior goal difference over them. The game will take place at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon, kick off at 15h00.