“Foremost, my compliments to Polokwane City,” Steve Komphela reflects on the goalless draw against Polokwane City last night. “The match was tense and I thought it could have gone either way. We had chances – for Bernard Parker, Dumsani Zuma and Pule Ekstein, while Siphiwe Tshabalala hit the bar.
“If you look at the log, it’s not easy to get points, it is tight. We wanted to wrap up the match early on to save legs in this tight schedule, but our finishing continues to be a work in progress.”
The Kaizer Chiefs coach heaped praise on his team for a brave showing, despite not being able to finish the opportunities they created.
“George Maluleka works hard, he is defending and attacking very well,” Komphela commented on the in-form midfielder with jersey number 12. “I am also happy with Philani Zulu’s performances, although credit must go to the whole team.
“More training, matches and positive results will help build confidence. It is clicking, we must just get more wins and things will start flowing.”
The supporters also didn’t skip the coach’s praise: “They are behind us and when results are not coming they get as frustrated as we do, but we don’t take it personal. We appreciate their continued support immensely and they know that.”
“We will take this point,” concludes Komphela, “but we will go back to the drawing board and prepare for the next match. There were a lot of positives to take out of this game.”