Head coach Steve Komphela of Kaizer Chiefs during Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium ,Johannesburg South Africa on 21 October 2017 © Aubrey Kgakatsi /BackpagePix
Sunday Oct 22, 2017. 14:00
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela is content with the performance of his team against their nemesis Orlando Pirates.
The two Soweto giants drew 0-0 in an Absa Premiership game which was played at the iconic FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday.
“I thought the first half belonged to them. They overloaded the midfield, they played more for time than for a goal,” Komphela told SuperSport TV.
“Which we have to accept because sometimes your strategy is to get your opponent tired by playing.
Chiefs and their fierce rivals Pirates remain fourth and third respectively on the league standings following their titanic clash.
“We could have allowed our centre-backs to step up and press in the midfield but we did that in the second half that’s why our game got better,” he added.
“Even in the first half we had chances, there’s one of (Siyabonga ) Ngezana where he hit the upright.
“With the match of this nature, with a professional performance you win it on set-plays but unfortunately we didn’t capitalise. I thought we could have won the match with at least one set-play,” the South African continued.
“Overall one point we’ll take it. For the people that wanted goals unfortunately we could not give them more.”