Amakhosi suffered a 3-1 loss to Abafana Bes'thende in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Tuesday night.
This was Chiefs' second consecutive defeat having been eliminated from the Nedbank Cup by Free State Stars in the semi-final clash at the Moses Mabhida Stadium over the weekend which led to coach Steve Komphela's resignation after the game.
Tshabalala, 33, stated that they were sloppy against a resilient Arrows side, who punished Amakhosi on the night.
"I think we were sloppy at the beginning of the game and we got punished," Tshabalala told SuperSport TV.
“I think we did our best especially in the first half. There was a point where we were in control and got rewarded with an equalizer," he reflected.
"I think we got them there and second half again we were sloppy and got punished," he continued.
“So, we had to chase the game and towards the end we had to risk and fight for a point, but sadly we suffered a setback," Tshabalala added.
Amakhosi are set to end the season trophyless and 'Shabba' said they should put a difficult week behind them, and focus on doing well in their remaining league games.
“I think one would say it was not the best of seasons considering the fact that we did not win anything," he stated.
“We just gave our best, but we were not consistent, I mean there is no other Chiefs than this one. So, we have to pick ourselves up, regroup and fight for the badge," Shabba said.
“We just need to keep pushing, do our best and show commitment in each and every game," he concluded.
Amakhosi, who remained fourth on the league standings following their defeat to Arrows, will host Maritzburg United at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Their last game of the season will be against Ajax Cape Town in the Mother City next week Saturday.