Absa Premiership

Komphela wants all pressure on him instead of players

2016-04-13 14:02
Steve Komphela (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela admits luck is not on their side and urged the club's supporters to rally behind the team in this time of need.

Amakhosi came close to claiming their first victory in six games on Tuesday night but conceded in the dying moments of the match in a 2-2 draw with high-flying Mpumalanga Black Aces at Mbombela Stadium.

The former Free State Stars mentor believes his charges played very well on the night but were ultimately made to pay for their defensive mistakes.

"We played well, but we need to work on protecting our lead," Komphela told his club's official website.

"We had good opportunities to seal it, missing plenty of chances.

"Credit must go to Aces they played very well. Their second goal, however, almost felt like a stab in the back, as it came so late in the game."

Chiefs supporters called for substitutions early in the second half when goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse made a mistake, which resulted in the first equaliser by Aces.

"I prefer the pressure to be directed to me as a coach, rather than going to the players," the coach added.

"Our performance is top class and the goals we concede are accidental if you look at most of our matches. We will stay focused until we turn the corner.

"We love our supporters. However, we need them to support our players. They love Kaizer Chiefs and with them coming fully behind our players, we always gain confidence."

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