Komphela: We can’t make excuses

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela claims his side have no reason to feel aggrieved following their dramatic Nedbank Cup quarter-final exit to SuperSport United on Saturday.

Chiefs lost 5-3 on penalties after George Maluleka missed his spot-kick, while veteran forward Bernard Parker fluffed one of his own, as former Chiefs goalkeeper Rieyaad Pieterse saved his effort from 12-yards out; before the shoot-out, late into extra-time.

Komphela refued to lay the blame on the two indivdial errors, claiming the game should have been won within regulation time.

“Had we scored the penalty, we would have been talking a different game, but you can’t make any excuses, we gave it away when we had the opportunity,” he told reporters.

“Every-time you miss chances like those, remember last season when we went to the (Telkom Knockout) cup final, we missed two penalties and you’ll never come back out of it that. It knocks your confidence.

“When it comes to penalties, it’s no excuse, but it’s lottery and when you lose on penalties, what else can you do? You should have won it in 90 minutes or worst case scenario, when we got the penalty in extra-time.”

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