Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says that their 2-1 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns was not about him, and therefore downplaying the fact that it was his first win over Pitso Mosimane's men in five attempts.
Goals from Bernard Parker cancelled out Khama Billiat’s strike, but Bangaly Soumahoro's own goal earned Amakhosi all the points.
“Those who know me will tell you it’s not about me, I don’t want it - look at the people in the stands, this is unbelievable,” Komphela said post-match.
“If by any given chance you are given an opportunity to be in a leadership position, and you’re looking at the position and forgetting the mission, then you are on the wrong track,” Komphela said.
The well-spoken coach admits they didn’t take their opportunities on the day, as he feels Chiefs should have killed off the game themselves without relying on Soumahoro's goal.
“A big match comes with small margins. We needed to control the spaces in midfield. If you open those spaces, they will murder you,” Komphela said.
“We needed to stay as compact as possible, but I thought we never utilized the windows of opportunities we had,” Komphela added.
His counterpart, Mosimane, admits they lost to a good Amakhosi side on the day.
“That’s where we lost it, nothing else. What else? That was it, that we scored an own-goal,” Mosimane said post-match.
“It was unfortunate because Bangaly had a great game until he scored the own-goal. I mean, that’s it. What else? Kennedy was saving balls, who was in control of the game?
“We lost to a very, very good Kaizer Chiefs team, we lost to a very good team,” Mosimane continued.