Komphela rues Parker’s penalty miss
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela was left to rue Bernard Parker’s missed penalty against SuperSport United on Saturday night.
Amakhosi were knocked out of the 2017 Nedbank Cup after losing 5-3 on penalties to Matsatsantsa following a 1-1 stalemate after regulation time and extra-time.
Parker had a chance to make it 2-1 to Chiefs from the penalty-spot in the first-half of extra-time, but the former FC Twente striker was denied by SuperSport goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse.
“Had we scored that penalty [Parker in extra time] we would be talking a different ball-game,” Komphela told SuperSport TV.
“You can’t make any excuses. We gave it away when we had an opportunity,” he continued.
“Every time you miss chances like those – I remember last season when we went to the cup final of the Telkom [Knockout],
“Wee missed two penalties and you’ll never come back out of that – it knocks your confidence,” he added.
“When it comes to penalties, listen, it’s no excuse but it’s a 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 … bad, sad as is, we’ll have to take it.”