Chiefs ‘not at fault’ after Matsatsansa loss

Cape Town – Kaizer
Chiefs
head coach Steve Komphela lamented his side’s luck in front of
goal as they fell to a 1-0 defeat over SuperSport United in the MTN8 quarter-final on
Saturday.

Amakhosi were denied entry to the semi-final stage of the competition
by a first-half Jeremy Brockie strike but enjoyed the bulk of
possession and clear-cut chances during their first competitive game of
the new season.

The Soweto giants hit the post on multiple occasions and found
Matsatsansa’s defence led by goalkeeper Ronwen Williams in an
uncompromising mood.

A befuddled Komphela says he can’t fault his players as
they threw the kitchen sink at Eric Tinkler’s charges.

“We did everything right and played football the
way Chiefs are supposed to play the game and unfortunately we suffered a
setback,” he said after the game.

“Around the seventh minute break
attack we couldn’t deal with one zero and the rest is history.

“The ball just did not get into the net. There’s one
Parker touched and where we are sitting you could see the ball going in
and I’m saying it’s going to hug the side-netting and it didn’t. I’m
sure by then Tinkler’s heart was almost out, but congratulations to
them.

“You can’t fault the players, not at all. Because I thought they
played good football. 45 000 supporters, we appreciate
their support,” Komphela added.

“I think, apart from the defeat, they must have enjoyed themselves. Did we create chances, yes we did… I don’t know.”

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