Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki praised his goalkeeper Brandon Peterson after his side recorded their first win of the season following a 3-0 win over AmaZulu on Saturday afternoon at the FNB stadium.
A brace from Pule Mmodi and a late goal by Edson Castilo gave Amakhosi all the three points.
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Ntseki was full of praise for Peterson after the match. The keeper was blamed after conceding an own goal in Chiefs’ previous match against TS Galaxy.
NTSEKI BACKS HIS KEEPER
“We’ve got a good technical team and a good goalkeeping department, with our mentor coach Rainer [Dinkelacker]. I think those [mistakes by Petersen] were mental issues, because when you look at his ability as a goalkeeper, he’s done very well for the team, even in the past few games,” Ntseki was qioted on Times Live.
“It’s not only him [Petersen] who makes mistakes that led us to lose the games. It’s the whole team, because if you look, it’s a series of mistakes that led to him making the last mistake.”
Peterson is currently competing with Bruce Bvuma, Karabo Molefe and Itumeleng Khune and Ntseki made it clear that the team was backing Peterson despite his mistakes in the previous matches.
“Something important is we have four goalkeepers and all are competing for the first position,” Ntseki added.
“When one makes a mistake you don’t just make changes without zooming into the problem and helping out with the problem, because you might make changes emotionally but what if the next player makes the same mistakes?
“So, what is important is we’re a professional team and we’re also treating our players as professionals,” said Ntseki
Kaizer Chiefs next travel to the Cape to face Stellenbosch FC on Wednesday.