Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela disappointed to draw with Bidvest Wits
Posted: 5 February 2018 Time: 08:00
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela expressed his disappointment at having dropped points against Bidvest Wits, but remains upbeat of their chances in the title chase.
Chiefs and Wits cancelled each other out as they played to a 1-1 Absa Premiership stalemate at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday evening.
Despite both sides having squandered numerous clear-cut chances late in the game, Komphela felt Amakhosi should have walked away with all three points.
“Any match drawn at Chiefs is a loss. We want to win almost all the matches. In fact, that we lost three points feels worse than even a loss,” explained Komphela.
“We want three points. It’s at a time where every point is crucial. Could we have gotten three points here? Yes, we should have had three.”
Chiefs now find themselves seven points adrift of table toppers Mamelodi Sundowns, with 10 rounds of fixtures left in the season.
Komphela, however, remains optimistic that they can still catch up to The Brazilians, while downplaying the possible negative effects of their two-match winless streak.
“Argh, it’s only two matches, I don’t want to exaggerate things. If you look at the match itself, we should have won it,” he added.
“We wanted to make the gap five points. We have to keep fighting, there’s lots of matches to go to make it five.
“We missed an opportunity to make it five. It’s seven, it’s okay, let’s keep going and see. But we regret that we didn’t win this one.”