Once again it was forward Ryan Moon who came up with the goods scoring his fifth goal in six games as Amakhosi completed the double over fellow title contenders Cape Town City. But despite the victory and the possibility that Masandawana could potentially push the Brazilians all the way in the title race, Chiefs coach Steve Komphela refused to get too ahead of himself, suggesting that they would take it one game at a time.
“Focus, focus, focus. Take it one game at a time,” Komphela told SuperSport TV post-match.
“The essence of stress is the anticipation of time not available. We live for now, whatever happens tomorrow will happen. But if you want to finish the nine matches now when there’s nine to play somewhere, you’re going to fluff," a cautious Komphela said.
“So, focus on the match now. Kill this one now. Each time you live for now, you have little pain because you don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. So, we live for now,” he continued.
Furthermore, Komphela admitted that he was delighted with the result as it wasn’t an easy game to win, singling out Daniel Cardoso for his contribution in the heart of the Chiefs defence.
“It wouldn’t be easy because we said in the dressing room that matches of this nature are won by small margins. Even though, I thought we had quite a few chances to score two or three,” he explained.
“We have to be gracious and be happy with the result and Benni’s team is not easy to play against. He is doing a great job and compliments must be given to him,” he added.
“They made several differences with Lyle Lakay, Sibusiso Masina and (Matthew) Rusike as well. But I thought our defensive line was well marshalled by Cardoso. We are delighted with the victory,” he expressed.