Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has lauded Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa for his tactical approach in the MTN8 Cup final.
AmaKhosi were left crestfallen at the end of this weekend's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium encounter as Nathan Paulse fired home from the penalty spot in the second-half to snatch the Wafa Wafa crown off the defending champions.
Komphela, who remains without any silverware as a head coach, was less than complimentary of counterpart Roger de Sa's tactics, but also felt the Glamour Boys let themselves down on the day.
"It's clear that the game was played on 'first ball, second ball' with the influence of Nathan Paulse; to the extent that I felt we failed to deal with 'route one'," he said after the match.
"We needed to be more aggressive to the second ball and we didn't do that. It was the same in attack as well. Anything that dropped from their defenders, we didn't pick it up.
"We didn't play our game, and I think Roger got it spot on by making it difficult for us to defend by bringing Nathan Paulse and (Toriq) Losper as well, and also trying to eliminate and nullify our players."