Komphela On Chiefs’ Title Hopes: 21 Points Still To Play For…
Steve Komphela Knows Kaizer Chiefs Still Have 21 Points To Play For
Steve Komphela still harbours hopes of pushing Mamelodi Sundowns for the Absa Premiership title, despite their 3-1 defeat in the Soweto Derby.
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The Glamour Boys now find themselves in fifth place and eight points behind Masandawana with seven matches to go, with their bitter rivals, Orlando Pirates, far better placed to take on the log leaders.
Luvoyo Memela got a second half brace to add to Thembinkosi Lorch’s opening goal as the Buccaneers put three goals past Itumeleng Khune for the first time this season, putting a severe dent in their title aspirations.
Speaking to Chiefs’ official website, Komphela says that they’re disappointed to see their unbeaten run come to an end.
He said, “Our unbeaten run came to an end at the wrong time… We had a good first half though, and Pirates’ first goal was unnecessary. Then we equalised from a set-piece, which we know we can do well. Thereafter we dominated and could have killed the game.
“However, to lose 3-1 is tough. We have to reflect and see how we can rectify the mistakes made. I don’t think we will sleep until after the regeneration session on Sunday morning. You learn from games like these.”
Meanwhile, when asked whether the Amakhosi were still in the title race, he replied, “Seven times three gives 21, that’s 21 points still to play for. We just have to keep pushing. A win could have taken us to heaven, but this didn’t happen. We have a responsibility to keep performing. We are performers, we are artists. The show must go on.”
Chiefs’ next league game sees them face AmaZulu as they seek a return to winning ways.