Absa Premiership

Komphela expects more up front despite Downs win

2017-10-18 11:54
Pitso Mosimane and Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Analysing the 2-1 win over Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was content with the defensive effort, but feels his side could be more clinical in attack.

Goals from Siyabonga Ngezana and Bernard Parker saw the Glamour Boys secure a morale-boosting 2-1 win over the African champions at Loftus on Tuesday night.

Sundowns ended the match with 10 men after Tiyani Mabunda was red-carded in the 73rd minute, but did pull a goal back eight minutes from time through a Themba Zwane penalty.

Chiefs however showed character to hold on for the win which moved them to within three points of the summit.

Komphela was pleased overall, although he suggested his side could have won by a larger margin.

"First half, I thought we had about six chances. Just a bit of more belief. A belief that you are inside the box and you can take it and from there. Defensively, I thought we did quite well," he said.

"Defence is so frustrating that you need to be disciplined under punishment. When you maintain the pressure and the discipline, that informs how you come out.

"Even in the dying minutes, I thought if we had picked the right pass, we could have got [another goal]. But it's football, there will always be things that you think 'if I could, if I would' but we should be happy with the result and we moving on."

Next up for Amakhosi is the Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates this coming Saturday.

Kick off is at 15:30.

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