Masilela: Chiefs gave it away
Posted: 8 May 2017 Time: 15:43
Kaizer Chiefs defender Tsepo Masilela has admitted that they gave it away all too easily this season in their bid to wrestle back the title.
Following their latest draw – their eleventh of the season – against Golden Arrows on Saturday Chiefs are now officially out of the title race as they can only finish on 56 points even if they win all of their three remaining games.
BidVest Wits already have 57 points while AmaKhosi are 10 points behind.
“I think we have enough quality to challenge next season,” says Masilela already looking up to next season.
“Even this season we had a great opportunity because if you check our schedule it was not as hectic as that of [Mamelodi] Sundowns and Wits who had to play midweek and travel at some point. I think we gave it away if I must be honest. We were playing weekends and fresher for the games. It is just that we played lots of draws and we gave many games away. The start [to the season] was also not great and we had to catch up. The [unbeaten] run was good but in between there were too many draws. Most of the games we were in the lead and gave them away,” he says.
True to Masilela’s words Chiefs have been throwing away points like confetti at a wedding, conceding goals in injury time in all of their last three games.
“If you want to win the league then the defence has to be strong. As they say a strong defence wins you championships but as they say we will work on those mistakes and try to rectify them,” he notes.
Masilela adds that it will be disappointing if the club decided not to continue with coach Steve Komphela after he failed to win any trophy in both of his two years in charge.
“It will be disappointing but at the end of the day it is football. Such decisions are taken by the management, one day it is the coach and the next it’s the players and as a professional you will have to adjust and move forward,” says Masilela.
Chiefs are away at the Peter Mokaba Stadium against Polokwane City on Saturday (18h00) as they now seek to hold on to fourth place.