Kaizer Chiefs missed a chance to combine it with the PSL title chasers as they might solely manage a draw towards Supersport United at Mbombela Stadium on Friday – one thing which left coach Ernst Middendorp disillusioned.
The Glamour Boys discovered themselves chasing the sport after simply three minutes, because of Mxolisi Machuphu’s header, and drew stage n the 14th minute when Khama Billiat discovered the equaliser.
The stalemate halted the profitable momentum that they had gathered by amassing two wins on the bounce, and their German mentor felt the end result was “pointless”.
“I believe it’s pointless to play a draw right here. It’s disappointing little doubt. In fact, it was Zero-1, and we got here again to make it 1-1, we have now to be extra intelligent to get the second aim once we had them on the again foot. We haven’t,” Middendorp stated after the match.
“The tempo within the second half was not as within the first half. It ought to have been finished within the first half to get the second aim. I can repeat this.
“The primary half had quite a lot of tempo, and within the second half one other defender is available in, then it’s a bit of bit tough towards skilled defensive work to open up.
“We didn’t have the identical focus we had within the first half. However good, the ambition was there, however sadly, we couldn’t ship.”
The end result noticed Chiefs stay unmoved in seventh place, seven factors behind log-leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who’ve a sport in hand.
Their focus now shifts to the Nedbank Cup, as they return to Mbombela Stadium to host Cape City Metropolis within the final eight of the competitors.
The match takes place on Sunday, 31 March.