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Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela slams his defenders

04 February 2018 - 13:48 By Sazi Hadebe
Kaizer Chiefs' head coach Steve Komphela looks on from the bench during the Absa Premiership match against Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kaizer Chiefs' head coach Steve Komphela looks on from the bench during the Absa Premiership match against Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image: Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images

Ryan Moon gave Chiefs the lead in the first half but a Lehlohonolo Majoro header early in the second period was enough to earn the hosts a share of the spoils at a rain soaked BidVest Stadium.

Komphela abandoned his usually measured approach in post-match comments and delivered a scathing assessment of his rearguard.

"That they (Wits) will cross the ball is a given‚" said Komphela of Sifiso Hlanti's 54th minute cross on the left that was not dealt with by his defenders.

"Stop the cross and if you fail to stop it deal with it inside the box. And Major got a free header.

"We went to sleep and we didn't start the second half very well.

"Our second half was very poor because we started badly.

"We defended the cross poorly and there were instances where there were lapses of concentration... terrible lapses of concentration.

"I'm thinking either of the teams should have at least had a win here.

"I'm also tempted to say we just lost points here.

"Any match drawn at Chiefs is loss.

"We want to win almost all the matches.

"A draw at Chiefs is a loss. I feel worse.

"We lost three points. It's worse than even a loss."

Chiefs are now fourth on the premiership table and they are seven points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.


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