Kaizer Chiefs will keep pushing for the PSL title, says Steve Komphela

Amakhosi’s title hopes are slowly evaporating after draw with a stubborn Usuthu side in Johannesburg

Kaizer Chiefs' Premier Soccer League  (PSL) title hopes suffered a massive blow after their goalless draw against AmaZulu at home on Saturday night.

Although the Soweto giants went into the clash on the back of a 2-1 win over Stellenbosch FC in the Nedbank Cup Last 16 clash, they failed to crack upfront against the stubborn Usuthu.

The stalemate, the Naturena-based outfit now sits at number five with 36 points and are left with six matches to pull down the curtain on their 2017/18 PSL campaign.

However, it seems to many supporters that Steve Komphela and his men are still recovering from their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Soweto rivals, Orlando Pirates a fort night ago.

As they wanted to close the gap on the league title chasing pack, Chiefs draw has simply evaporated their chances to challenge the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns and the Buccaneers.

This is compounded by the fact that Milutin Sredojevic led his troops to a 2-1 win over Golden Arrows on the same day, Chiefs now trail the second-placed Pirates by six points, seven behind to the leading Brazilians.

Following their 12th draw this season, Komphela was left to rue their failure to score goals, thus expressing his frustration regarding the draw at the FNB Stadium.

“First 45 minutes, I thought they (AmaZulu) resisted quite well. They mirrored our game. We found it difficult to break them down,” Komphela told SuperSport TV.

“But the second half was completely different. We created a number of chances,” he said.

“I thought if you can’t win it in the run of play at least we could have got one in set-plays. We had more than enough chances,” he lamented.

“In terms of how the game should be covered centrally, we had enough creativity on the wings we had depth, deep we had enough,” continued the former Bafana Bafana skipper.

Speaking about their lack of goals upfront, the coach added that his men were unlucky and insisted they will keep pushing on to keep pressure on the race.

“We had a game that had all the elements but nothing came through. We’re just unlucky that we didn’t get a goal today,” added the mentor.

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“We’re tired of draws. It was a draw that was supposed not to happen. But it happens, what can you do you just have to take it and move on,” he expressed.

“It does dent your chances and gives hope to the ones above you. But we’ll keep pushing on. It’s very frustrating,” he concluded.

Just after the Fifa break, Komphela will visit his former bosses in Free State Stars on April 4 and will host Chippa United three days later.

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