Siphiwe Tshabalala of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Salulani Phiri of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Polokwane City and Kaizer Chiefs at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 31 October 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Wednesday Nov 01, 2017. 14:00
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has explained that last night’s 0-0 draw away to Polokwane City could have gone either way.
The Amakhosi missed out on a chance to go to the top of the log after they were held goalless at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Komphela believes Rise and Shine deserved a share of the spoils in a match where both teams had scoring opportunities.
"'Tight' [Joseph Molangoane] is a fighter but what is important is not about the size of the dog but the size of the fight in the dog. That's Tight for you, he performed well today," Komphela told SuperSport cameras after the match.
"Polokwane City didn't make it easy for us in as much as we controlled the game. There was a chance with [Rodney] Ramagalela with a header inside the box and another one where [Rendani] Ndou had a turn inside the box, Itu [Khune] kept us in the game. We also had chances where I think the match could have gone either way.
"We always want to win every match, it's just a pity we couldn't win this one. We have to look forward. There's nothing we can do about this 90 minutes, it's gone. We have to look back and check what areas we could have done better.
“There's one chance of Pule Ekstein and another from 'Shabba' [Siphiwe Tshabalala], those chances do count. You get one of those chances then the whole story changes. But we'll take a point."
Chiefs will be in action again this weekend when they face Chippa United away in a Telkom Knockout quarterfinal.