Absa Premiership

Wasted chances frustrate Komphela

2015-08-26 11:45
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela was disappointed with how many chances his side missed in their 1-1 draw against Polokwane City.

Chiefs dominated the first half and took the lead through Eric Mathoho, but also created, and failed to score from several good chances that would have secured the points for the Soweto giants.

Rise and Shine were much better in the second half and made Chiefs pay for their profligacy through a Puleng Tlolane equaliser.

"Without considering the second half performance from Polokwane City, I thought in the first half we should have killed the game with the number of chances that we got," Komphela said after the game.

"It was clear even from their profile that they play more central and narrow, so all that we needed to do was to defend on top of our box, further on in that corridor, upon winning the ball, try get it out of the congested area and you have a counter on for you.

"Several times we managed that, but we could not kill the game. There were stages where you could find a three v two, four v two in our favour in attack, just that final pass, finesse and finishing was not there.

"But we take the point, go home and say we could have done better.

"Wherever we play we have great support from these wonderful Amakhosi supporters, but one thing we have to acknowledge whether you are home or away.

"At the back of this performance, especially the first half, you feel hard done by that we didn't get the three points, but you don't want to be so arrogant that you don't acknowledge the competition you got from your opponent."

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