Absa Premiership

Chiefs draw leaves Komphela with bitter taste

2016-11-03 12:27
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Steve Komphela says he is not happy that Kaizer Chiefs played to a goalless draw with Baroka at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in the Premiership on Wednesday.

Amakhosi failed to consolidate top spot in the league table after being frustrated by a resilient Bakgaga defence for most of the encounter, and Komphela lamented his side's lack of urgency when going forward.

"Before you convert you have to generate and create, there’s many scenarios when you have to generate goals or create," he said after the match.

"I thought sometimes we were reluctant to go a bit quicker forward because when they are sitting [back], the only time that you can get an opportunity is when they have the ball. 

"As soon as they lose the ball, [we needed to] have the appetite to hit as quickly as possible.

"(William) Twala gave us a bit of irritation [to their defenders] on the other side [after he came on], we did enter the final third - sometimes the question of taking the right decision, the ball dropping to the right player, and that’s the difference between a 1-0 and a 0-0."

Komphela made three changes to the starting line-up that faced Orlando Pirates - bringing in Tsepo Masilela, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Edward Manqele for Sibusiso Khumalo, Mitchell Katsvairo and William Twala respectively.

Chiefs have not conceded a goal in 540 minutes of action.

"The clean sheet, it’s okay, it’s something positive we can take home but it is important as well to acknowledge that the manner in which you set up in your defence is informed by how you attack," he added.

"Now the way we attack means we have to immediately get on the ball as soon as we lose it, which we opened up a bit, we lost the ball and gave them a breather.

"We have to be on their throats, we have to suffocate them, because the minute you back off, teams that play against us get very excited when they get space.

"I’m delighted with the clean sheet, not happy with the result, we need to start scoring. This is the second match without getting goals and we need to work on that," he concluded.

Komphela will see his side in action on Sunday in a Telkom Knockout quarter-final encounter against Free State Stars.

Kick off is at 15:00.

Read more on:    baroka fc  |  kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  steve komphela  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Sunday, 22 April 2018
Wits v Polokwane City, Bidvest Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Ajax Cape Town v Baroka FC, Athlone Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs, Princess Magogo Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Free State Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Cape Town City FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Wits, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v AmaZulu FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.