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Kaizer Chiefs coach Komphela left frustrated following Bidvest Wits draw

9:08 pm AEDT 4/2/18
Steve Komphela, Kaizer Chiefs
Komphela was left disappointed after Amakhosi registered their tenth draw of the season against the Students on Saturday

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has admitted his disappointment after his side dropped points against a rejuvenated Bidvest Wits on Saturday evening.

Amakhosi, who now find themselves seven points adrift of log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns? will feel that they threw away maximum points as Ryan Moon’s first half header was cancelled out by former Chiefs striker Lehlohonolo Majoro just after the interval.

While Chiefs tried to salvage victory by throwing on the likes of Siphelele Ntshangase and Leonardo Castro, the duo could not find a way past Darren Keet in the Wits goal, and in the aftermath of the encounter at the Bidvest Stadium, the Chiefs mentor lamented the solitary point gained.

"The feeling is worse than a loss,” a considerably frustrated Komphela told SuperSport TV.

“A draw that you honestly did not have to play to. The manner in which we conceded, we can't defend a basic cross and you know Bidvest will be looking to bring crosses into the box.

"If it happens, it happens but we could have done better. There is no reason the ball should find Majoro unmarked there,” he lamented.

"Towards the end we had two brilliant chances. They (Wits) did get chances through our lapses of concentration.

"I'm just angry that we lost the match at a time where you want every point. Tonight's point won't value that much because we could have won that match. There were stages where I thought we were getting to desperate. Instead of just being calm and taking our actions, and the minute you are in a rush, the process won't come through," he concluded.

With the league title slowly becoming beyond the reach of the Soweto giants, Komphela may look to target his side’s only other chance at silverware this season, the Nedbank Cup.

But it could be a tough few weeks for Chiefs, who next weekend begin their cup campaign with a tricky clash against Golden Arrows before returning to league action against a spirited Cape Town City outfit.