Amakhosi chief stunned into silence
FOR Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela to run out of words would be unimaginable, although that could happen if the team’s misfortune continues.
So one-sided was their MTN8 quarter-final against SuperSport United in Durban at the weekend that victorious coach Eric Tinkler more than once emphatically conceded that Chiefs were dominant. The Pretoria side won courtesy of a strong finish from striker Jeremy Brockie early in the game on Saturday night, the New Zealander converting their solitary clear opening after quick build-up play from former Chiefs midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane.
Chiefs controlled the clash and hit the woodwork three times, a situation that left Komphela bemused but determined to forge ahead.
“After the game someone said, ‘nothing is wrong, but just something is not right’. That’s confusing because we did everything right. We played the way Chiefs are supposed to play. Do you fault the players? Not at all,” said Komphela.
Tinkler said after watching Chiefs in pre-season he expected “an extremely tough 90 minutes”.
“They dominated the game, created most of the opportunities, we had one chance and we scored. Chiefs deserved to win when you look at the chances they created, but I take a lot of positives out of the game,” said Tinkler after his first official match in charge of the side.
The teams meet again on August 23 in a league match at FNB Stadium. It will be an opportunity for Chiefs to work on that something which is not right, and register only a second win in eight competitive outings stretching from last season.