The reigning champions Bidvest Wits are still trying to find their mojo.
Kaizer Chiefs and Champions Bidvest Wits shared the points in a clash of the titans on Saturday night.
A last-gasp goal from Amr Gamal meant Wits were able to salvage a draw against Komphela’s boys.
Amakhosi, although they were far from convincing despite having a numerical advantage from the time Nazeer Allie was sent off for a second bookable offence on the stroke of halftime, were well on their way to clinching a second successive league win.
But they were overpowered by Wits, who had to play the entire second half without their right back.
It remains a woeful start for the title holders as their winless run stretched to seven matches in open play from all their domestic games so far in this campaign.
Prior to Allie being given his marching orders, Wits looked in control and were making Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune work.
The only shot on target in the first half came from captain Thulani Hlatshwayo, who tested Khune with a low but powerful attempt which sailed into the keeper’s hands, thanks to his positioning.
Wits were slowly working their way to what could have been their first win of this league campaign when Allie was cautioned for the second time following his reckless tackle on Siphiwe Tshabalala – just minutes after he’d fouled winger Bhongolwethu Jayiya from a similar area on the pitch.
Wits still looked stronger at the start of the second half, with Hunt holding off on making changes as he instead shifted Daylon Claasen, an attacking player, to the right back slot where Allie had been operating before going to take an early shower.
It’s around that time that Chiefs broke the deadlock with a well-worked team goal that was eventually finished off by Tshabalala, who was scoring for the second time in as many games after Amakhosi’s 2-0 win away to Cape Town City on Wednesday.
Wits could have quickly level matters, but with Khune in goal, it was always going to be a tough task to be back on level terms.
But they did not stop trying. First it was Vincent Pule with a long-range strike, which hit the post after Khune got enough of a touch to avoid it hitting the back of the net.
With the this disappointing result, Kaizer Chiefs founder has stepped in to warn coach Steve Komphela to up his game or risk facing the exit door.
”We had numerical advantage but couldn’t even defend. If we can’t beat 1o men, it will be hard to beat 11. Komphela will have to do his job now before it’s too late,” said Kaizer.
”If we can’t get results, a change in management will be the only option,” said Bobby Motaung.
The only notable positives for Chiefs is that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is a top form that he won the man of the match.