Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
2 minute read
15 Mar 2016
2:37 pm

Komphela hopes Chiefs will score goals tonight

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela insists his side are playing well, but he is worried about a lack of goals, with the club now having gone four games without finding the back of the net.

Camaldine Abraw of Chiefs celebrates his goal with Steve Komphela during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and MP Black Aces at FNB Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Amakhosi suffered their third consecutive loss last Saturday, falling 1-0 to Ivory Coast’s ASEC Mimosas in the first leg of the first round Caf Champions league encounter at the FNB Stadium.

“It is amazing because even in the three matches we lost, we created almost the same number of chances. Even in the matches we won, we did have the chances, but the plus is we won the matches. Now the biggest question is why now, because the performance is still the same. You can go back to Polokwane City, Platinum Stars as well as Orlando Pirates. Much against the run of play, there is always disaster or accidents and these mishaps are things you cannot control in football. They overshadow the performances,” said Komphela.

“From a result point of view, you have to be very honest. With regards to matches you play, you create chances and you often don’t take the chances. In almost all the matches we played, we created a lot of chances and we could have done better by taking them. An example in question would be in Saturday night’s match – we did create chances.

“Now worrying in terms of results and worrying in terms of how our people feel at the back of this result. In terms of performance and how we go on with the business of football, there are positives. The only negative is that we don’t take our chances.”

Komphela will hope his side start taking their chances when they host Jomo Cosmos at the same venue tonight.

A win for Chiefs in this encounter should be a morale-booster for the Soweto giants, building up to the return leg against ASEC next Sunday, as well as narrowing the 13-point gap by Mamelodi Sundowns at the top of the league standings.

For Cosmos, their quest to survive the relegation chop continues. But just like Chiefs, Ezenkosi have not been getting the positive results that will ensure they remain in the Premiership.

They head into this clash following a 5-0 hammering by Orlando Pirates over the weekend and have not won a match since their 1-0 win over Free State Stars last month. They have only managed to secure 17 points in 22 matches so far in the league and lie 15th