At Chiefs a draw is a loss – Komphela

Steve Komphela (Photo by Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela believes Amakhosi should have won Saturday’s game against Bidvest Wits.

Chiefs were held to a 1-1 draw by the Students, with Ryan Moon scoring the opener for Amakhosi and Lehlohonolo Majoro grabbing the equaliser for Wits.

“At Chiefs a draw is a loss,” said Komphela. “We had chances to win the match.”

“We defended well until we conceded from a cross. If you fail to defend your box, you pay a price – Majoro punished us, heading the ball in. We should have won this match, but will continue fighting. We just have to keep going,” added Komphela.

Asked why Leonardo Castro and Siphelele Ntshangase, who were both signed during the January transfer window, didn’t start the match, Komphela said: “It’s a selection process. We started with Moon and he scored. It’s the same with Siphelele. Do you start with him and leave Siphiwe Tshabalala on the bench? He provided the assist for Moon’s goal. It’s all a matter of selection.”

Following Saturday’s draw against Wits, Chiefs are now seven points behind Absa Premiership log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

Komphela insists the race for league honours is far from over.

“It is far from finished. It’s still a long way to go until the end of the season. We wanted to win this match, but it wasn’t to be,” concluded Komphela.

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