Local News 24.8.2016 11:21 am

We played to Wits’ strength – Komphela

Steve Komphela, coach of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits v Kaizer Chiefs at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 23, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Steve Komphela, coach of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits v Kaizer Chiefs at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 23, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

The Amakhosi coach believes his charges played right into Wits’ hands on the night.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was not pleased with his side’s performance following their 2-1 defeat to Bidvest Wits on Tuesday night.

The Amakhosi coach believes his charges played right into Wits’ hands on the night.

Goals from Elias Pelembe and Thulani Hlatshwayo were enough to give the Students three points, while Lorenzo Gordinho scored the consolation goal for Chiefs.

“I think one of the things we did wrong tonight is that we played to their strength. We allowed them to keep the ball in the air. You try your utmost best to be ready for it, and it shouldn’t happen because we arranged that it shouldn’t happen. We needed to deal with it but we didn’t,” said Komphela after the game.

“Secondly, I think their pressing game was better than ours. They showed more desire than we did. Those were the two defining things that I thought if we could have dealt better with them we could have come through.

“Two mistakes, two goals … it could have been better. First match, let’s go back and work on it.”

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results

Celtic 1-2 Arrows
United 0-0 FS Stars
Chiefs 2-0 Maritz United
Plat Stars 0-1 Baroka
Polokwane 3-2 Highlands
Maritzburg Utd 0-1 SuperSport
Highlands 0-1 Chiefs

fixtures

Pirates vs Plat Stars
Miritz United vs Polokwane
Chiefs vs Maritzburg Utd

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Arrows 4 9
2 Orlando Pirates 3 7
3 Bidvest Wits 3 7
4 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
5 Cape Town City 4 7
6 SuperSport United 4 5
7 Polokwane City 4 5
8 Chippa United 2 4
9 Platinum Stars 3 4
10 Baroka FC 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 4 4
12 Highlands Park 3 3
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 4 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1