Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela will have to come to terms with a season without silverware after being knocked out of the Nedbank Cup.
Making it even more “cruel” for the struggling PSL champions is that they were undone by two cracking late goals by Orlando Pirates’ in-form hitman Tendai Ndoro.
Amakhosi looked like they were dominating Saturday’s last-32 clash at Soccer City.
But Komphela blamed a naïve defence for their latest setback.
He tells kickoff.com: “The first goal was our lack of concentration around the box, gave it to Tendai and he took it, and the second one was another error we committed… missing the long-range shot.
“But I thought in terms of attack we ticked all the boxes – the movement, the passing and all that. Created chances? We did. Finishing the chances? We didn’t.”
Ndoro, who has scored three goals in as many matches, says the feeling of scoring two goals in his first Soweto Derby start is something that will stay with him his whole life.
The Zimbabwean says: “Chiefs attacked us first half, but didn’t use their chances. In the second half… we wanted one goal, we got it and that boosted us, and then we got another one. My first start in the Derby and I managed two goals – it’s something that will always be there in my life.”