Absa Premiership

Komphela points blame at lengthy break

2015-11-23 19:15
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela admits he's had enough of drawing games after seeing his side limp to their sixth Premiership stalemate this season.

Amakhosi needed a goal in the seventh minute of second-half injury time to claim a disappointing draw against struggling Maritzburg United, who are bottom of the league.

Despite the result, Komphela still managed to find some positives from the game, but did admit that he was sick and tired of draws.

"We played very well, we exploited all areas. We went both central and wide until we got that important goal in the last minute of the match," he told Chiefs' official website.

"We conceded an early goal, but we kept on pushing because we knew something would have to give as there was no way they would be able to park the bus for 90 minutes.

"We want to improve on these draws, because we are sick and tired of them. We are still on track to retain the championship, even though we are three points short of our target.

"The long break may have affected our rhythm a bit. On the other hand, we welcome the upcoming break as it as it will also help us to refresh the team.

"It gives those who are nursing injuries time to recover and be ready for the cup final and our last league match this year."


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