Absa Premiership

Komphela: It was impossible to win

2016-05-03 19:16

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela believes certain factors conspired against his team winning against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.

Sundowns beat Chiefs 3-1 at Loftus Versveld as Komphela's side conceded a penalty, scored an own-goal and had Lorenzo Gordinho sent off to hand the Premiership leaders the win.

Amakhosi have been inconsistent this season, winning just two of their last 10 games in all competitions.

"If you look at things that happened on the night, it was just impossible for us to win," Komphela told the club's website.

"The way things were going: a penalty, an own-goal, a red card - and all that in one game. Show me a team that can win when all these things happen.

"Sundowns always try to press high up the field. We needed a bit of arrogance to counter that. We coped rather well. However, once you are a man down it's always going to be difficult.

"We demonstrated a will to play, even when one man and two goals down. Credit goes to my players for doing that."

Chiefs will next face Bloemfontein Celtic at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday.

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