Absa Premiership

Komphela: It wasn't to be

2016-03-22 08:03
Steve Komphela (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was left lost for words following his team's elimination from the CAF Champions League at the hands of ASEC Mimosas on Sunday.

Amakhosi traveled to the Ivory Coast for the return-leg of the CAF Champions League first round clash with Mimosas after losing the first leg 1-0 and home.

That meant Chiefs would need at least one away goal of their own to get back into the tie, while two would have almost certainly secured their progress into the next round.

However, Mimosas dominated the game from start to finish and, though they didn't score any goals themselves, gave the Glamour Boys' very little chance of finding a way back into the tie, eventually sending the Soweto giants home empty handed after a 0-0 draw gave them a 1-0 win on aggregate over the two legs.

"We came here to score and win the encounter, but it wasn't to be," Komphela told his club's website.

"We didn't get a victory here and that's why we are eliminated from the CAF Champions League."

The Glamour boys will now have to turn their attention to the Premiership to try and ensure a respectable finish to the season with just seven games to go.

 

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