Chiefs beat Bidvest Wits 2-1 at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening in an Absa Premier League match, with a spot kick converted by Willard Katsande and a scrappy goal from young defender Lorenzo Gordinho.
“There is still a long way to go,” the Amakhosi coach pointed out, “although we have gotten closer to the top of the log. However, in the end, we can only be happy if we win the Absa Premiership trophy after the full 30 games have been played.”
Chiefs walked away with maximum points in a match that could have gone either way.
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Wits’ Phakamani Mahlambi played circles around Chiefs defenders with the help from Sibusiso Vilakazi and Daine Klate. Their efforts paid off when a quick thinking Moeneeb Josephs spotted Klate in Amakhosi’s final third and kick the ball in his direction for the Students’ first goal.
“Wits really tried to make it difficult for us,” added Komphela, “we had to grind it out.”
Komphela is not oblivious to his team’s poor display on the evening as Chiefs failed to control the midfield and gave away the ball cheaply.
The new central pairing of Morgan Gould and Lorenzo Gordinho left goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse exposed and under pressure from the pacey Mahlambi and Vilakazi.
“We are delighted with the three points, even though it maybe wasn’t our best performance,” concluded Komphela.