Cape Town - Steve Komphela singled out his defence for special praise following Kaizer Chiefs' 2-0 victory over Maritzburg United on Saturday.
The Soweto giants recorded their second consecutive victory in the Premiership, following goals from Lorenzo Gordinho and William Twala.
Komphela was happy that his side recorded maximum points, despite a couple of scares from the Team of Choice in the opening exchanges of the encounter.
"It’s important to get the three points," he told the club's official website.
"That’s because you think better, as players, when they are not under any pressure. This will help us towards the future.
"There were a few threats early on.We knew that, despite going into the dressing room 2-0 up at half-time, that the game was not as yet finished, as Maritzburg were threatening."
The victory saw Amakhosi move up to fourth spot in the Premiership standings, having collected seven points from their four league games played.
"Itumeleng Khune won the Man-of-the-Match award, but there were other fine performances from the Zimbabwean striker Michelle Katsvairo, William Twala, George Lebese and the entire defence," Komphela added.
"Strikers win matches, but your defence wins you championships."
The former Maritzburg mentor handed new signing Katsvairo his first start since and the Zimbabwean did not disappoint.
"Maritzburg played with three centre-backs," Komphela said.
"Katsvairo ran into the channels quite well and he also allowed the team time to join him up-front.
"I am happy with his performance," he concluded.