Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Arthur Zwane believes his side were 'by far' the better team in the 1-0 loss to Royal AM at the Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday.
Royal AM's Victor Letsoalo netted from the penalty spot in the 38th minute for his ninth goal of the season to lift Royal above Chiefs and into second position on the DStv Premiership standings.
Zwane said the result could have easily gone the other way if his side were only more clinical.
"I think first 15 minute to 25 minutes we were on top of them," he told SuperSport TV.
"It looked like we could score at any given time but we couldn't take the chance that hit the upright. I believe if we had scored that one it could have given us the advantage with the fact that we were already in control and it could have been a different story going into half-time.
"I think we started slow second-half. Obviously we were then chasing the game we would try and add attacking players because we knew that they would want to lock the game and they are a team that wants to play and also have equally good players that can quickly go forward in terms of their counter-attacks. But we did not give them the space they wanted most of the time and they ended up giving the ball away cheaply which is what we wanted them to do.
"We were just unfortunate to not take the few chances that we created in the game. I believe we had another one where Castro could have done better. Another one first-half with Keagan. So ja we created a few although some of them were half-chances but if you can play against a team like this and still be able to dominate them. It's a work in progress.
"You could even see the impact of having not been training. Energy levels started dropping and our final third entry was not clear because of the distances that we had to cover. I think the boys gave their best. We were just unfortunate that we lost the game on a penalty. In open play I think we were by far a better team. Tough luck to the boys. Congrats to Royal AM. The fact that they scored from the penalty spot, they collected maximum points. It's a good thing for them."
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