Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela to work on set plays

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Steve Komphela
Steve Komphela

Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela said he will drill his side on set-pieces after they conceded from a corner to let slip a 1-0 lead against Kaizer Chiefs.

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Komphela almost had a happy return to his former club with his side leading until the 77th minute before Kgotso Moleko's header from a George Maluleka corner meant Chiefs claimed a share of the spoils.

"It's a tactical game," the former Amakhosi mentor told Supersport TV.

"We had a few problems we needed to sort out. We had a few things. One, as soon as their strikers opened wide, whether it was Zuma or Parker, we needed to control the midfield joining. As soon as they stretch the defence, the two midfielders in Dax and Zulu would join and they kept making dissecting runs behind our defence.

"We needed to manage that. And we managed it in a way that we were comfortable. But tactical matches can sometimes be boring and very frustrating. Up until they scored, I didn't even see how it happened. But if you find Moleko there with space in the box, it shows that we were not well set.

"We need to go back on set plays. For whatever reason, we just concede on set plays.

But the 51-year-old admitted he was 'happy' with a point based on the fact that Chiefs actually dominated most of the encounter.

"A point at FNB we are happy. We'll just add on the points we have and see how far we can go," said Komphela.

"I thought Sibiya did well, Conco did well, Mathentwa as well, those were the three musketeers. The short ones there joining Mutizwa and obviously Danny Venter's absence.

 

"But I thought the midfield was solid. And congratulations to Bila [Bilankulu] for getting the man-of-the-match.

"It wasn't easy. We needed to match up to the diamond shape from Chiefs. Because if you don't match it, they will kill you. It's frustrating because they love the momentum and their game is balanced.

"When they attack, they have bodies in the box and when you want to go on a transitional encounter, you can't hit them because they are also balanced. A nice tactical game, so we needed to break the stalemate. I'm happy with it. We'll go back and see how best we can deal with these set plays."