“The only regret we have is not picking up the three points,” coach Steve Komphela commented after the one-all draw against Ajax Cape Town on Saturday night. “We played well and should have scored in the first half. However, give credit to Ajax, they gave us a good match.”
The Kaizer Chiefs coach added: “There were more positives than negatives to draw from this game – the positive, attacking play, the set-pieces and playing for a win.”
On the other hand, Komphela admitted that “we failed to deal with their counter-attacks and with their striker Nathan Paulse, who has this habit of drifting to the far post.”
“However, the biggest negative was not being able to win this match,” the Amakhosi coach felt.
Due to dropping two points, Chiefs fell to third position on the Absa Premiership, a point behind leaders SuperSport United.
“We have to win our remaining matches,” continued Komphela. “Anything is possible at this stage. We must just keep applying pressure on the leaders, as they will face challenges too. Suspensions, injuries and loss of form are football aspects that can happen to any team. Of course, elements of luck will also play a role towards the final lap.”
Chiefs now turn their attention to the much awaited Soweto Derby coming up on Saturday, 4 March.