Malesela looks for solutions at Chippa

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Chippa United coach Dan Malesela says he will search hard for solutions to his side’s poor performance in the 4-1 defeat at the hands of Cape Town City on Monday night.A Bongi Jayiya hat-trick inside 16 minutes, the fastest in Premier Soccer League history, and goal from Thamsanqa Mkhize sent City into the break 4-0 up.

Chippa were improved in the second period and netted through Rhulani Manzini, but were still easily outclassed on the night.

“We had a horrible time from the start. After conceding the first, then second, we had to start switching on and think differently, but things didn’t go our way today. It happens sometimes in football,” Malesela said.

“We must give credit to City, their position on the log table is no fluke. They showed their quality again this evening. This is not the time to start hammering the players, it is the first time we have played like this in this season and conceded four.

“We must find solutions. It is our duty to help the players, and put an arm around them.”

Malesela rued the absence of regular right-back Diamond Thopola, who returned from national team duty with Bafana Bafana injured, and is likely to miss the ‘double-header’ against Polokwane City on Saturday (Nedbank Cup) and Tuesday (League).

“We are not going to point fingers at anyone, but it is just coincidental that he came back injured and for the third time now. We will wait for the medical report, but the game on Saturday comes too soon for him,” he said.

This article was sourced from the PSL website.

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