Absa Premiership

Komphela: We didn't listen to sound advice

2015-12-18 09:30
Denis Onyango (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela revealed that the two penalties saved by Denis Onyango were due to them not listening to sound advice.

Amakhosi suffered a 3-1 defeat in the Telkom Knockout final against Mamelodi Sundowns at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday.

Throughout the 90-minutes, Komphela’s charges were chasing the game after an early Leonardo Castro goal in the first-half.

Sundowns then rattled the net early in the second-half through a Thabo Nthethe header to make life even tougher for the Naturena side.

Chiefs were then gifted two penalties courtesy of two fouls by Nthethe which was deemed as soft by many viewers.

According to Kaizer Chiefs official website, Komphela admits that the saved penalties could have been avoided had his side listened to the advice given to them by an unnamed source.

“Somebody mentioned that Sundowns’ goalkeeper Denis Onyango is very strong on his left,” said Komphela.

“However, we never adhered to that advice, because both times the ball was kicked to his left.”

Looking forward towards Saturday’s Absa Premiership at home away from home at Cape Town Stadium against log leaders BidVest Wits, Komphela adds: “We have to let go of this match, as Wits wait on Saturday.

“We have to bounce back.”

Kick-off is at 18:00.

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