Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has once again pointed out his charges defensive frailties and inability to make their goal opportunities count.
Once again, the Soweto giants failed to hold onto a lead after scoring first courtesy of Leonardo Castro against relegation-threatened Black Leopards on Wednesday in Limpopo.
However, Tiklas Thutlwa struck twice to ensure the Leopards still has a chance to secure a relegation playoff match.
The defeat left Amakhosi's with little chance of finishing the campaign in the top eight.
"Yes, it's not, but look, I mean we've done well this season to get what we got with what we got, it was a battle again today," Hunt told SuperSport TV after being asked about tinkering with his starting XI following their CAF Champions League commitments.
"Defending again, two incidents where we should have done better...No excuses [travelling from Tanzania], we had enough couple of days, no excuse for that.
"We had a good couple of chances, but obviously upfront, we really got two strikers, and obviously one is not going to play more than 60 [minutes], but we had to keep him going, but otherwise we had nothing else, you know," he said.
"Obviously, it creates a problem; you can't make the change; before it was 1-1, he had a golden chance to tap it in, he didn't score so, but I mean he's struggling, he did well for us.
"All in all, we had a good couple of opportunities; we could have scored, but you got to score the second goal, which I said to them at half-time, and it will be easier for you," he continued.
"Obviously, we tried to get it today [three points], to try and help us [for top eight], we had a good start and had another good chance to make it 2-0, we didn't score, that's been the problem and obviously one chance they had, they scored. So, it's been a problem, you know."