Komphela shoulders blame for Cup defeat

2016-03-07 12:55
Steve Komphela (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has absolved his players of any blame following a 2-0 defeat to Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 on Saturday.

After producing a strong performance in a goalless first-half, a late brace of goals from Tendai Ndoro consigned Amakhosi to a disappointing loss at Soccer City.

Komphela felt the result was not a true reflection of the match, saying his side deserved more for the efforts after controlling proceedings.

"We controlled 90% of the game, but we got punished with the 10%," Komphela told the club's official website.

"We had enough chances to win. I take full responsibility."

He added: "The first goal came as a result of a lack of organisation at the back. We gave it away. When you don't have the character to take the chances when they arise, you get punished.

"We played extremely well until we made those two errors, which resulted in the goals.

"We should have won the game. But there is no 'should' or 'if' in football."


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