The one man who came out more bruised than anyone else from the Telkom Knockout final must be Kaizer Chiefs coach, Steve Komphela.
But the 48-year-old coach again had to put up a brave face when he faced the media after Amakhosi lost to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout final on Wednesday night.
Komphela was again eloquent when he explained how his team lost it.
“At a team of this magnitude, no one wants to lose,” he said.
“If you were to say we should have won this 6-3, they would say you are out of your mind. But you are not out of your mind, you missed two penalties, and you missed let’s say three one-on-one chances, forget the half chances. If you add those chances with the missed penalties plus the goal, it would have given you six,” he explained.
Komphela said misses so many chances as Chiefs did on Wednesday night, you are bound to feel the pain in the end.
“There were about eight clear chances, and that’s massive. If you get eight chances in a cup final and you don’t win it, you can’t really complain. But try and explain that to someone else, they would not understand because you lost.”