Absa Premiership

De Sa happy with Chiefs draw

2015-09-28 08:55
Roger de Sa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa admitted his side were second best against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday, and was content they were able to come away with a point.

Edward Manqele gave Amakhosi the lead in the second-half at the Cape Town Stadium this weekend, only for the hosts to claw their way back into the game through Nathan Paulse, who now has three goals in his last three matches.

Chiefs squandered several good chances to secure the points and the Urban Warriors were ultimately able to hang on for the draw, which left them sixth in the Premiership standings, four points behind surprise leaders Platinum Stars.

"I think we were a lot better in the second half - we were a bit fortunate in the first half at times, and in the second half we started to play a bit more and create a couple of chances," De Sa said after the game.

"And I think after we conceded we played pretty well and it was good to see that we bounced back straight away.

"I don't think either side wanted to lose in the end, so it was basically just holding on. But I suppose they did have the more clear chances than us - we've got to be better, but we'll get there."

Speaking of Paulse's contributions so far this season, which included scoring the winning penalty kick in the MTN8 final against Chiefs, De Sa said: "It's probably the best he's played in a long time. He's been carrying the team, though unfortunately now he's suspended and will miss the next game, but I think he will now get a deserved break."

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