Kaizer Chiefs Football Club head coach Molefi Ntseki backs his goalkeeper Brandon Petersen.
Mamelodi Sundowns hosted Kaizer Chiefs at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, Gauteng.
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The two South African giants’ encounter was the pick of the round two of the 2023/2024 Dstv Premiership season.
Coming off at the back of a match day victory over Sekhukhune United, Sundows was expected to dominate the match.
They dominated the defensive minded Chiefs’ side and ended the match with the ball position of well over 60%.
However, despite their dominance, the goals they scored were from errors from Amakhosi’s defence.
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Despite being solid in goals and keeping out most of Sundowns’ goals attempts, Chiefs goalkeeper and captain on the day Brandon Petersen had a game to forget.
The former now-defunct Bidvest Wits shot-stopper had a hand in both Sundowns’ goals.
After receiving the ball from under-pressure Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, Petersen decided to pass the ball to Edson Castillo.
The Venezuelan was quickly closed down by Themba Zwane, with the ball falling to Peter Shalulile.
Shalulile laid the ball to Lucas Ribeiro, who slaughtered the ball past the helpess Petersen.
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The horror show for Petersen continued late into the game.
He fumbled a weak Neo Maema shot to hand Sundowns a 2-1 victory and all three points.
But despite his costly mistakes, his coach Molefi Ntseki come to his rescue and backs his goalkeeper.
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“Things like this do happen in football,” Ntseki said.
“If you were to count how many times he came out to save the team, will nullify the mistakes he made that led to the goals.
“Anything that happens in a game of football is a team effort.
“If we were to look back and try to trace were the first mistake was made, it is not about him letting in the goal, but the whole team made a mistake and that’s how we conceded.”