Counter attacks killed us - Tefu

2015-02-20 12:29
Tefu Mashamaite (Gallo Images)

Polokwane - Following their first ABSA Premiership defeat of the 2014/15 season to SuperSport United, Kaizer Chiefs skipper Tefu Mashamaite believes that his teammates lost the game when they conceded the first goal straight shortly after the half-time break.

Matsatsantsa caused somewhat of an upset after cruising to a 2-0 victory over the run-away log leaders in an exciting clash played at the Peter Mokaba stadium on Tuesday, with Jeremy Brockie and Dove Wome the destroyers-in-chief on the night. 

Mashamaite, a former Bidvest Wits defender, told Sport24 that the Glamour Boys were forced to change their game plan after the deadlock was broken in the 47th minute.

“In the first half it was a very balanced game and we had few opportunities.” said Mashamaite.

“They didn't threaten us that much but second half we came back and conceded a goal at a critical phase and it forced us to change our game plan."

The 30-year-old defender admitted that Chiefs battled to cope with SuperSport United’s counter attacks before Wome put an end to the contest in injury time.  

“They were capitalising from their counter attacks which we tried to control but, unfortunately for us, they were also rewarded with another goal towards the end of the game.”

“We knew SuperSport were going to come with a good game plan because they have a good coach and they executed it so well." added Mashamaite.

Chiefs will now switch their focus to their Nedbank Cup last 32 clash against Edu Sports FC.

The match will be played at the FNB stadium on Saturday with kick-off set for 15:00. 


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