Komphela: Both teams had chances

Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs began the year with a point after being held to a 0-0 draw by SuperSport United at the Mbombela Stadium.

"I think it is exciting Rob. For a neutral, it was a nice match. I thought both teams had chances to get a goal, I thought we had more. All we needed was a calmness in the final third," Komphela told SuperSport TV.

"I thought towards the end of the first half we were losing a lot of accurate passing especially in the middle and obviously it does affect your team in terms of confidence, it makes your people feel edgy.

"A draw, final result but we will take it. Could we have won it, I think so. Could they (SuperSport) have scored? I though they had chance to hit the back of the net.

Komphela was also pleased with the performance of Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, who made his debut for the first team.

"One of the anticipations we had was the possibility of him finishing 90 minutes and that why we introduced [Khotso] Malope," Komphela added.

"I think he did well, very calm on the ball, very intelligent. He chooses a better option in any scenario.

"This kid has grown. The next match he plays is not going to be the same and it's also great inspiration to Ngcobo who is still in Johannesburg.

"The only challenge for youth is that they have hype, they have fun and you need to control that. You must be brave enough to give them opportunities but it's a hell of risk."

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