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AmaZulu coach Martin feels scoreline was unfair after defeat to Chiefs

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AmaZulu FC coach Pablo Franco Martin believes his side could have won Saturday’s league clash against Kaizer Chiefs as they were ‘superior’ on the night.

Chiefs found the touch in front of goal when they needed it most, while AmaZulu missed goal-scoring opportunities. And despite the 3-0 defeat at FNB Stadium in Soweto, Martin is pleased with his players’ performance.

It was Pule Mmodi’s brace and a strike from Edson Castillo that guided Chiefs to their first win of the new season in the DStv Premiership.

However, the win was far from perfect, Molefi Ntseki is a relieved man as pressure was mounting.

The fans had already expressed their displeasure by throwing missiles at the coach last weekend after the 1-0 defeat to TS Galaxy.

With the win, Amakhosi moved up to 11th place on the log standings with four points, having drawn one game and suffered two defeats in their last three matches.

Kaizer Chiefs beat AmaZulu 3-0 at the FNB Stadium on Saturday 26 August

On the other hand, Usuthu are winless and goalless in four games since the beginning of the new season under Martin.


“I think today [Saturday] for anyone who didn’t watch this game is going to think that we are done and that AmaZulu are a bad team,” said AmaZulu coach, Pablo Franco Martin.

“But during many minutes of the game, we were superior to the opponents. We created too many clear goal-scoring chances to at least have a possibility to be in the game and to fight for the points till the end.

“Unlikely, we are lacking accuracy, and with that, it’s impossible to win games. I think we are improving, and we did worse in defence, especially in the first five minutes of the first half.

Then, I think we controlled them pretty well.” “And for me, the second goal we conceded is not something you can tell your players to improve.

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I think the situation is to defend well, and of course, there are details that you can improve. We will work on that.”

“This is not a terrible situation when defending; it’s more about the quality of the opponents they have. From here, we are going to be improving.

“I said from the beginning, from pre-season, that this team is going to need time. What we are building is something that you cannot expect to be built in a month or two. “I’m always talking about this that AmaZulu are going to be a good team in the second part of the season.”

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