Mphela: ‘Downs deserved it

2014-06-17 13:09
Katlego Mphela (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Despite the disappointment of conceding the PSL title to his former team Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs forward Katlego Mphela has congratulated the Brazilians for winning their sixth Absa Premiership crown last month.

Pitso Mosimane and his charges overcame a ten point deficit to overcome Amakhosi at the summit of the log and clinch the PSL title.

Although the 29-year-old goal-poacher congratulated his former employers, he also hinted to the fact that his team-mates have themselves to blame for giving up their lead in the crucial stages of the campaign.

“Honestly, I was very disappointed to see us losing the title to them (Sundowns),” Mphela told Sport24 in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

“When I joined Chiefs we were leading by seven points.

“I thought maybe we will at least get silverware at the end of the season.

“But it wasn’t (meant) to be.

“We have ourselves to blame for losing matches we were not supposed to lose at the closing stages of the season.

“But in the end, I think it was meant to be won by Sundowns.

“They have shown throughout the season that they need it most.

“Congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns, they really deserved to win it.”

“Killer” joined the Phefeni Glamour Boys from the Pretoria giants on loan during the January transfer window after signing a two-year pre-contract with Chiefs.

The North West-born striker managed to find the back of the net on four occasions for Chiefs in all competitions but stressed that his goals did not help the team as much as he would have liked.

Mphela believed that he will do better than last season to help the club compete for top Premiership honours as he will start the new season with them.

“It would have been different if I started last season with the club.

“It is more important to start every season with your team-mates so that you could understand them and their style of play.

“I have been with the team for the past six months now, so I understand them.

“Next season I want to score goals for Chiefs.

“For me as a striker it will be important to score as many goals as possible, because they signed me to score goals.

“I really want to do my best and help the team compete for every competition on offer next season,” added Mphela

Mphela is still contracted to the Brazilians but his deal is set to elapse at the end of the month.

The former Bafana Bafana man will officially be a Chiefs player on July 1.  



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