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Opinion: Hunt exposes himself why he was fired by Chiefs after saying this?

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt could have exposed his lack of tactical acumen after his side Chippa United were hammered 4-0 by Amakhosi.

Hunt faced Chiefs for the first time since he left the club after his contract was terminated with a few games left last season, having being given a chance by the Chilli Boys at the beginning of the season.

Hunt's reign at Amakhosi divided opinion, as he did not have the material to sustain a second-place finish in the 2019/20 season by his predecessor Ernst Middendorp.

Mostly because Chiefs were barred by FIFA from signing players and he had to work with only the players he got after he was brought in with a lot of fanfare in the beginning of the 2020/21 season.

Perhaps the FIFA ban kept Hunt longer than he should have stayed at the Naturena-based side, as he had a bad start, that included an embarrassing knockouts in the MTN8 by Orlando Pirates and in the Nedbank Cup by second-tier side Richards Bay.

Amakhosi's form in the league was also awful, as they were battling to get into the top eight, as Hunt left the Glamour Boys flirting with relegation, before caretaker coach Arthur Zwane and assistant coach Dillion Sheppard rescued the campaign in the last few games.

However, the former Bidvest Wits coach could have stayed longer at Chiefs due to his good run in the CAF Champions League, as he led Chiefs to the semi-finals before he was fired, with Zwane leading the Soweto giants to the final.

Against Chiefs on Saturday, Chippa created a couple of chances in the opening exchanges but Amakhosi's class upfront was just too much, as Keagan Dolly netted a stunning brace, with Khama Billiat and Lazarous Kambole also getting on the scoresheet in the thrashing.

After the match, Hunt raised eyebrows after saying Chippa should have been scored seven or eight goals before Amakhosi got into the game.

"We lost 4-0 but if you look at the game and you understand football, you know...I mean how many opportunities did we have tonight? My goodness. It could have been seven or eight for us, to be fair," Hunt said on SuperSport TV, as per Goal.

Chippa created chances but they were not clear-cut and nowhere near the number seven.

Hunt has the tendency to drift away from reality in his post-match interviews and perhaps Chiefs saw it late that he was selling them dreams.

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