Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach, Steve Komphela, conceded that his team was not yet ready for the new season after being dumped out of the King's Cup on Saturday morning.
After a goalless 90 minutes, Chiefs were knocked out of the pre-season tournament on penalties by Mbabane Swallows.
Komphela said more work needed done in their pre-season preparations for the players to get familiar with his tactical philosophy.
"It's expected in any pre-season match, the matches get to 90 minutes and it's good that we went straight to penalties, because physically the players are not ready," Komphela was quoted as saying by Football411.
"I think it took us up to 65-70 minutes, to start realising that the legs are starting to give, no excuses, this part of work in progress.
"And the hosts... they always looked threatening.
"Brilliant Khuzwayo stood his ground as well, even though I thought we could have taken a few chances we got on counter attack.
"So we will go back and debrief and try and put more reinforcement and more confidence in taking shots at goal but obviously that comes when everybody is fully fit."