Kaizer Chiefs head coach, Steve Komphela, admitted his side never performed well and believes Ajax Cape Town were full value for their victory.
Nathan Paulse scored the only goal of the game to hand the Urban Warriors the 1-0 win and the MTN8 title at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium.
“I have to give my compliments to Ajax Cape Town,” Komphela told the club's official website.
“We didn’t play our usual rhythm game. Ajax deserved it.
“We just need to admit that we didn’t play well.
“If you have three to four players not doing well, you know that it will be difficult. It was not a good day in the office. Losing is not nice, especially at this level (cup final). However, we have learnt lessons that we will use going forward."
Komphela added that Urban Warriors striker, Nathan Paulse, was a handful for the Chiefs defence.
"We prepared for all kinds of tactical options Ajax could come up with, even going the aerial route, which they eventually opted for by starting with Paulse. He was a handful and was therefore selected as the Man of the Match," Komphela added.
“We needed to more aggressive, especially when it comes to winning the second ball, which we failed to do both defensively and offensively.”