Absa Premiership

Komphela pinpoints wrong decisions

2016-09-15 11:13
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela insists that his team still have a lot of improving to do following their 1-1 draw against Platinum Stars in the Premiership.

The Soweto giants have yet to register a victory in the 2016/17 campaign, conceding defeats to Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City in the MTN8 and league respectively.

Komphela's charges shared the spoils with Dikwena in their most recent league encounter at the FNB Stadium, with Robert Ngambi's first-half strike being canceled out by Hendrick Ekstein.

Replays indicate that Ngambi's strike was incorrectly judged to have crossed the line. Komphela, however, did not bemoan the referee's decision and said that his side will have to continue working hard to get out of their current slump in form.

"I think one has to respect the game and also give benefit to the officials," he told SuperSport.

"I think the assistant referee should have been in line with the goal - I didn't see, I still have to go to the data and see what happened.

"The biggest challenge when working on a project is that it doesn't come together at once and in the process of getting things there are a lot of setbacks to suffer.

"We have to get the team playing and winning and then we will start outlining finer details. There is still a lot of work to be done."

When asked about the encounter itself, Komphela lamented his team's bad decision making, but credited his player's fighting spirit.

"I thought we picked up very late and we struggled to fight for the first ball or pick up the second ball and start playing from there," he added.

"What I found to be happening consistently as soon as we regained the ball, as we wanted to be on a transition going forward we lost a step, made the wrong pass, took the wrong decision.

"When you are desperate it is not easy to make good decisions but again they [the players] battled, they fought hard. I would say we will take a point - but we deserve better."

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