Bloemfontein Celtic assistant coach, Lehlohonolo Seema, felt they got off to a slow start, which they failed to recover from against Kaizer Chiefs.
Goals from George Maluleka and Gustavo Paez condemned the Free State outfit to a 2-0 defeat in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday evening.
"We started very slowly and while we were still trying to find our feet they got a goal,” Seema said after the game.
“After that we managed to rectify things, our support going up front, the movement and also to make sure that we close down Shabba (Siphiwe Tshabalala) a bit quicker.
“After halftime we started well, we addressed some of the issues and the game was balanced up until … I don’t know what happened there. It is one of those things where you don’t know what goes through a player’s head when he does something like that.
“After that it was always going to be difficult after we conceded a goal like that, but the guys kept on fighting. But I think after the second goal made it difficult for ourselves and it wasn't easy to come back."