Middendorp laments missed chances


Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp felt the encounter with SuperSport United was excellent, but feels his side had enough chances to wrap up the game.

Chiefs took the lead through Samir Nurkovic but were pegged back by a Bradley Grobler goal and had many chances to regain their lead through Nurkovic, Dumisani Zuma and Khama Billiat in the second half.

The point moves Chiefs top of the Absa Premiership table, Middendorp believes the Amakhosi could have put the game to bed earlier.

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"I think it was an excellent game. Competitive from both sides. There were moments where I thought we should have got the second goal. Not only Nurkovic, but Zuma and Billiat also had good chances," Middendorp told SuperSport TV.

"But that's soccer. In the end, we have to realise there are a lot of players coming back from injury who have been out for 4-6 months. Like Erick Mathoho, Lebogang Manyama.

"At the moment I'm very happy. We have been criticised a lot in the past. I think today we have seen what a brilliant goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is.

"I am not so childish to not watch the penalty. I was watching it. Ironically, I saw a lot of penalty saves from Daniel this week from players in training."