Komphela: 'Two points dropped'


Amakhosi looked to be on their way to three priceless Absa Premiership point as they led 2-1 with just seconds of regulation time remaining, only for Aubrey Modiba’s deflected shot to sneak past Bruce Bvuma and rescue Matsatsantsa a draw.

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The point left Chiefs four points behind leaders Cape Town City with four games remaining, and Komphela knows they missed a big opportunity to make a real run at the league crown.

“It was really difficult, but you still have to come through [the full 90 minutes],” he told SuperSport after the game.

“I thought even in the first-half we could have gone into the dressing room two, three [goals] up, but I felt as well the marking was not proper.”

“Sometimes there’s a need for us to be a little more professional and commit the foul if need be; take one for the team. The yellow cards are there for the referees to use so if it means you have to bring him down, stop the momentum, get a yellow - it should happen, on the condition you’re not on a first [booking] so that it doesn’t become a red.

“I thought the energy was okay, we [just] regret the chances we didn’t take, and again lapses of concentration - there are days when we felt we could have managed better.

“We failed there and we paid the price. It shouldn’t have been 2-2, it should have been 4-2 [to Chiefs].”

He concluded: “Two points dropped.”

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