Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane has reacted to his side’s failure to reach the MTN8 final after their goalless draw with AmaZulu at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Usuthu held Chiefs to a goalless draw and progressed on the away goal rule after the first leg had ended 1-1 at the FNB Stadium.

Despite a largely flat performance, Zwane insisted he cannot falter the effort of his players, saying they are regretting not putting more goals past AmaZulu in the first leg.

“The goals we missed in Johannesburg, they came back to haunt us,” he told SuperSport TV.

“Remember the number of clear-cut chances we created [in the first leg], we couldn’t take one [more], only scored one. We could’ve scored at least two or three goals coming here to Durban.

“It would’ve been a different ball-game all together. Unfortunately we didn’t take those chances and it came back to haunt us.

“They were just playing to buy time, at the same time they were dangerous because people were slowing the game down and increase the tempo all of a sudden.

“We just needed a goal against the run of play but unfortunately we couldn’t get one.

“I can falter the boys performances, they tried their level best and it was not easy, it was not meant to be.”

Meanwhile, AmaZulu will face Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 final on fifth November and could lift the trophy for the first time.


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