Absa Premiership

Komphela: Wits draw felt like a defeat

2018-02-05 10:00
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela feels his side could well have come away with more than a point from Saturday's league clash with Wits.

Ryan Moon put the Glamour Boys ahead of half-time but it wasn't enough for Amakhosi to claim victory as the Students hit back in the second stanza with a Lehlohonolo Majoro equaliser just after the break in what was a lively, action-packed game.

The point earned leaves Chiefs in fourth place on the table and seven behind league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

However, Komphela feels that his side missed a good chance to beat the Clever Boys and keep the Brazilians closer in sight.

"The feeling is worse than a loss. A draw that you honestly did not have to play to. The manner in which we conceded, we can't defend a basic cross and you know Bidvest will be looking to bring crosses into the box," he said after the game.

"If it happens, it happens, but we could have done better. There is no reason the ball should find Majoro unmarked there.

"Towards the end we had two brilliant chances. They (Wits) did get chances through our lapses of concentration.  

"I'm just angry that we lost the match at a time where you want every point. (The) point won't value that much because we could have won that match.

"There were stages where I thought we were getting too desperate. Instead of just being calm and taking our actions, and the minute you are in a rush, the process won't come through."

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