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Bartlett blames Mashiane for Kaizer Chiefs defeat

Pitso Mosimane's Al-Ahly scored three goals in the second half to successfully defend their title, making it a 10th in total for the Cairo club

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Shaun Bartlett says his former club paid the price for a lack of experience in the Caf Champions League final defeat against Al Ahly at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca on Saturday.

The moment which undeniably swung the match came just before the interval, when a reckless tackle by Happy Mashiane on Akram Tawfik in first half added time resulted in the Chiefs winger being sent off, following a VAR check.
The challenge was made inside the Al Ahly half and was not needed - Mashiane's rush of blood to the head proved to be Chiefs' downfall, as Bartlett said in the SuperSport TV studio after the game in Morocco:

"The sending off made a massive difference as far as the outcome of the game was concerned, but I still have questions as to where would the goal have come from," the ex-Bafana Bafana forward began. "Even with 11 players on the field, there was no real threat for me, from Kaizer Chiefs as to going forward, supporting [Samir] Nurkovic, having runs from the midfield

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