Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt believes that if their CAF Champions League form had been traded with their national form, they could well have been in the title race this season.
The Chiefs have made history by reaching the group stage and quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their lives, and will face Tanzanian giant Simba in the first leg at home this weekend.
Meanwhile, their indifferent national form currently sees them in 10th place in the DStv Premiership and at risk of the club’s worst end to a league season in the PSL era.
Hunt believes that if the form of the two competitions had been swapped, Amakhosi would be sitting above Mamelodi Sundowns in the title race.
“If it was the other way around we would be leading the league, right – if we won our CAF games … it’s a little frustrating because you want to have consistency in all competitions, and we seem to do, have played our best football in the Champions League, ”Hunt told reporters during his pre-match press briefing.
“But, you know, we played a lot of games – extra games as well, and we played really well. It’s hard to put your finger on it. [why the results haven’t been forthcoming].
“But like I said if it was the other way around we would be top of the league, but it wasn’t and we just have to try to get that out of our minds and focus on the tomorrow’s game. “