Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela claims he harbours no hard feelings towards Bafana Bafana after Erick Mathoho returned from national duty with an injury.
There was a second injury involving Tsepo Masilela, who withdrew from the South Africa squad claiming he was injured and Komphela reiterated the ailment was genuine and pledged to continue working together with the national set-up for the good of the players.
"We are not crybabies at Chiefs, we take things as they come," Komphela told KickOff.
"It's unfortunate that we lost one of our strongest defenders but at the back of that Lorenzo Gordinho got an opportunity and I think he performed very well.
"Maybe one has to respond to the Mathoho question in relation to Tsepo Masilela's issue because clearly if we were to say Masilela would be out because he didn't honour the match, which were valid reasons from the medical department, then as Chiefs we have no right to complain that Tower is coming back injured from national team duty, and that's the way to approach things.
"We give a lot of players to national teams, we are one of those and again the injuries, we don't want to see players coming back injured. We have to get [Mathoho] back very soon."
Despite being without their star defenders, Chiefs hammered title rivals SuperSport United 4-1 in the Absa Premiership.