PSL News 26.4.2017 09:36 am

Komphela guards his players from criticism

George Maluleka and Steve Komphela during the Nedbank Cup Quarter Final between Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United at FNB Stadium on April 22, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

George Maluleka and Steve Komphela during the Nedbank Cup Quarter Final between Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United at FNB Stadium on April 22, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela refused to blame players for his sides 3-2 loss to Cape Town City.

Amakhosi created a bulk of scoring chances to put the game beyond the Citizens’ reach, however, the Glamour Boys were not clinical in front of the goal, managing to score two goals on the night.

“Both teams went for each other. I thought in the first half we gave them too many transitions, which is their strength, we can’t play to their hands,” he told SuperSport TV.

“Second half [was] a completely different ball game. But the match itself, I thought, had energy – a beautiful match to watch. Just that coming at the end of it, saying ‘you’re on the losing side’ doesn’t feel nice.

“Should we have won the match? I think so. There was a stage where there was chance after chance, after chance, even Eric [Tinkler] says he was telling his bench, ‘these guys are going to score.’

“For somebody who’s not a Chiefs fan, they will say ‘what a match!’ But for our people, the result is not good enough. Performance-wise, you can’t fault them [the players].”

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