Absa Premiership

Komphela: 'We should have been more clinical'

2018-02-25 13:56
Steve Komphela.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela criticised his side's inability to breach the Bloemfontein Celtic defence during their 0-0 draw at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

“It’s a chance missed. Looking at how the game unfolded, we didn’t create clear-cut chances even though we could sit on top of the box trying to find a way. Today, we didn’t see the goalkeeper one-on-one which is something we do normally often,” Komphela told SuperSport TV.

“We regret that. This is a time where we should be scoring one or two and you narrow the gap by a match and you keep in there.

"You say again we have one point we didn’t lose it. We were playing to win. This was a massive opportunity for us to win and get closer to Sundowns.”

Komphela was far from happy to hear that his side had 15 shots in the game - five of which were on target.

“If we need to score do we need 16 chances? Because at 15 if you don’t score, it means you need more than 15 [shots at goal] to score. That’s not good enough. We need to be more clinical. If out of five [shots on target] and you get one [goal] then that’s good enough," he said.

Amakhosi could have closed the gap to league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns down to three points. However, as a result of their draw with Siwelele, they left the Brazilians five points clear.

To make matters worse, Orlando Pirates could leapfrog Chiefs into second place should they beat Chippa United on Sunday.

Komphela's side's next match happens to be the Soweto derby against Pirates on 3 March, which is likely to play a role in deciding the title race.

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