Kaizer Chiefs gained three points in their fixture against Maritzburg United on Wednesday evening at a packed Harry Gwala Stadium.
Two goals by Gustavo Paez sealed a second win of the season for Amakhosi as they look to be returning to their winning ways to the relief of Steve Komphela.
For most of the match Maritzburg looked to be the most likely of the teams to come out with a victory with how much they were attacking but it was not to be.
Steve Komphela was heard giving praise to the intelligence of Fadlu Davids for his efforts in what was an entertaining match: “Before one could make any remarks about the game, compliments must be given for Fadlu Davids,” Steve mentioned.
“This guy is intelligent. When you come here, you are across somebody that you can see what he is doing. It’s not easy to play this team, we knew coming here it was going to be very difficult.
“Their break attacks are lethal but I’m happy with how we coped and Itu [Khune] was highly concentrated.
“There were stages centrally where I thought defensively we lacked a bit of confidence. We were giving some hope to the opponent and in the dressing room we told them in the second half we need to a goal to kill it. We don’t want to suffer the same setback we suffered in the last match.
“It was an exciting match, not good for us as coaches but I just said to Fadlu Davids, whatever he puts in his prayers, he must pray for more wisdom, this guy is intelligent.”
Chiefs move 5th on the log table with two wins, two draws and a one loss. They have a total of 8 points.