Komphela rues Chiefs missed chances

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Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela
  • Post published:February 26, 2018

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela bemoans his side’s inability to create clear-cut chances during their 0-0 draw against Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday.

The Glamour Boys dropped to third in the Absa Premiership standings with 35 points and are now trailing log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by five points after 22 matches played so far this season.

Komphela believes his side did not create enough clear-cut chances to find the back of the net and claim all three points at the FNB Stadium.

‘It’s a chance missed. Looking at how the game unfolded, we didn’t create clear-cut chances even though we could sit on top of the box trying to find a way,’ Komphela told SuperSport TV after the game.

‘Today, we didn’t see the goalkeeper one-on-one which is something we do normally often.

‘We regret that. This is a time where we should be scoring one or two and you narrow the gap by a match and you keep in there.

‘You say again we have one point we didn’t lose it. We were playing to win. This was a massive opportunity for us to win and get closer to Sundowns.’

The Amakhosi mentor has urged his side to be more clinical in the final third after creating 15 chances at goal with no goal to show for it.

‘If we need to score do we need 16 chances? Because at 15 if you don’t score it means you need more than 15 [shots at goal] to score,’ he added.

‘That’s not good enough. We need to be more clinical. If out of five [shots on target] and you get one [goal] then that’s good enough.’

Kaizer Chiefs will be hoping to return to winning ways when they take on Orlando Pirates in a mouth-watering Soweto derby at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 15:30.