Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt says the travelling in recent weeks is taking a toll on his players after the victory over Cape Town City.
Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Happy Mashiane gave Amakhosi an early two-goal lead but they struggled in the second stanza to contain City, who pulled a goal back in the last seven minutes courtesy of Fagrie Lakay.
"Ja, they are a home side, they gonna come on, they are 2-0 down, as I said I don't think they could have scored, they played in front us the whole day," Hunt told SuperSport TV.
"I said at half-time, "Let them have the ball, let's not go out there, let's let them have the ball" but we didn't do it, then you have the last five minutes frantic, you know.
"If we just keep our shape, the balance and that's what we have to learn better not only at Chiefs but in football, learn to play without the ball, in our situation we have to learn these type of things. That's what I try to do at the football club and we have to learn this before we go the other way," he said.
Hunt added that no other has had a schedule like theirs in recent weeks, following their exploits in the CAF Champions League.
"No one has a programme like us, we went to Cameroon, come back we have a game in two days' time, you could see they never played on Wednesday, they had more energy. We played Wednesday, back up and down and it takes a toll on a small squad like us.
"What we gotta do is try to get through the period and try do do better, they are good football side, they play, we had to dig in and that's all we can do."