Brandon Petersen is the sole Chiefs representative in the latest Bafana squad. Photo: Club website

Brandon Petersen is the sole Chiefs representative in the latest Bafana squad. Photo: Club website

Kaizer Chiefs latest: Ntseki jumps to the defence of Petersen

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki has jumped to the defence of goalkeeper Brandon Petersen after his howler against Mamelodi Sundowns.

Brandon Petersen is the sole Chiefs representative in the latest Bafana squad. Photo: Club website

Brandon Petersen is the sole Chiefs representative in the latest Bafana squad. Photo: Club website

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki has jumped to the defence of goalkeeper Brandon Petersen after his howler against Mamelodi Sundowns.

Petersen fumbled what looked like an easy attempt by Neo Maema in the dying minutes of the game to gift Sundowns all three points.

At the time, Chiefs had worked hard to score an equaliser through Ashley du Preez, and the match looked like it would end in a draw.

With almost everyone convinced that Chiefs would hold Sundowns to a draw, Petersen fumbled a Maema attempt, and that’s how Ntseki’s team lost the game.

However, Ntseki believes the entire team is to blame for the goal while also saying Petersen shouldn’t be crucified given the number of saves he made throughout the afternoon.

NTSEKI DEFENDS PETERSEN AFTER HIS HOWLER

Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki refuses to blame keeper Brandon Petersen Image Source: (@SABCSport/Facebook)
Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki refuses to blame keeper Brandon Petersen Image Source: (@SABCSport/Facebook)

“Things like this do happen in football,” said Ntseki.

“If you were to count how many times he came out to save the team, that would nullify the mistakes that led to the goals. Anything that happens in a game of football, it’s a team effort. If we were to look back and try to trace where the first mistake was made, [we would realise that] it’s not only about him letting in the goal but the whole team made a mistake. That’s how we conceded.”