MTN 8: He seems to have muthi that works on me – Kompela
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has admitted that Supersport United Coach Eric Tinkler has his number after his side was knocked out of the MTN 8 quarter finals by an odd goal at Moses Mabhida, Durban on Saturday evening.
Amakhosi were the dominate side from the start of the game till the end but luck was not on their side.
The Naturena side hit the frame of the woodwork on three occasion with Williams well beaten, Indeed luck was not on their side
Eric Tinkler has always deployed the counter attack against Kaizer Chiefs since his days at Orlando Pirates and in the 2016/17 season while at Cape Town City he applied the same strategy, Kompela acknowledged that fact as well.
Supersport United scored through a crispy counter move between three players and it was a goal. The ball was moved from the Supersport box by former Kaizer Chiefs player Reneilwe “Yeye” Letsholonyane who spotted Grobler before he passed to Jeremy “Assassin” Brockie who had to deal with five Kaizer Chiefs defenders but found the back of the net
In his post match interview with Supersport Televison he said
“Congratulations to Eric again, He seems to have muthi that works on me.” he said
“[This was] almost a replica of the same fate we suffered in Cape Town against Cape Town City [in 2016 MTN8 quarter-final]. And typical of his [Tinkler] it was from a counter attack.” he added
“With regard to the game there is very little we can say. You can’t come up with excuse here. This is football, the only proper explanation is to win. The players played well, you can’t fault them. Good energy, creating chances – I don’t know how many times we hit the post.
“There were 45,000 people here and there was good football and they enjoyed themselves but when they leave it is an ‘eish’ moment. I don’t know – it wasn’t good enough. We have to keep working and you can never give up.”
Kompela also indicated that before the game one supporter told him to read the story of Job in the Bible as the work he had to do was hard.