Gavin Hunt thinks that fans can contribute a lot to Kaizer Chief’s winning. It is not a secret that the season did not start off on a good note for PREMIERSHIP
Kaizer Chiefs. This has caused a lot of pressure on the new Kaizer Chief’s coach Gavin Hunt, who has opened up about the club’s supporters.
Chiefs were booted out from the MTN8 by rivals Orlando Pirates just before the FIFA international break and have only secured just one win in their first three DStv Premiership matches.
Their lack of win is not seating down well with many Amakhosi supporters as they feel that the same way the team struggled under Midderndorp it is the same way it is struggling under Hunt. However Hunt is of the opinion that supporters can help him bring the team back to it’s glorious days.
While it is no secret that the club’s one-season transfer ban has also been a big blow on their plans as a team, the four-time league-winning coach admitted that the Covid-19 restrictions on supporter attendance is another disfavour for his side at the moment.
“I think it’s more a disadvantage [not having fans in the stadiums]. I think you could see it from last season already, I think they could have helped them get over the line last season certainly,” said Hunt when asked recently of the absence of Chiefs’ faithful in the stands.
“For me, I certainly feel from the players that they do miss the support that they normally have behind them, so ja. I don’t think it’s a two-way thing.
“What the pressure does [from supporters] is to certainly make you more [competitive], I would think it’s far easier. And I think the bigger clubs do suffer with the big support-base in what’s going on. So, ja, for me, it’s certainly a big loss not having the supporters there.”