Red card changed our plans – Mabedi

“We started slow and conceded an early goal,” reflected Patrick Mabedi on Tuesday evening’s match against Golden Arrows. “The red card also changed the game and, as a result, we had to adapt our plans.”

Leonardo Castro got the marching orders in the 17th minutes of the match.

Kaizer Chiefs succumbed to a 3-1 loss against Golden Arrows at KwaMashu’s Princess Magogo Stadium.

“After the red card we lost our composure,” interim coach Mabedi continued. “Despite a man down, we did create some chances, but just couldn’t put the ball into the back of the net. We have to accept what happened and move on to find solutions before the next match.”

Mabedi is assisted by Arthur Zwane for the remainder of the season.

This is the second loss in a row for Amakhosi after bowing out of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday.

“We have to go back home to prepare for the Maritzburg United match,” Chiefs’ interim coach concluded. “We are still chasing the target of finishing as high possible.”

The Glamour Boys are in fourth position on the Absa Premiership. Finishing the league in third position will result in Amakhosi qualifying for the CAF Confederation Cup.

Chiefs welcome Maritzburg United for an Absa Premiership fixture on Saturday, 28 April (kick-off is at 15:00). The Pietermaritzburg-side is presently in third position on the league table, which means that it will be a crucial encounter.

Tickets for the clash between the two sides are sold at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers for R40.