The Brazilians netted through Leonardo Castro, Thabo Nthethe and Hlompho Kekana, with Camaldine Abraw grabbing a goal for AmaKhosi deep in added time.
While Sundowns found the touch in front of goal when they needed it most, Chiefs were to miss two penalties, the likes of George Lebese and Bernard Parker also failing to capitlise on good chances from open play.
“I don’t want to sound arrogant. The score is not the true reflection of the match. Unfortunately, the records will show that we lost 3-1. It doesn’t show that we missed two penalties,” said the Chiefs mentor.
“With the number of chances we had, missing two penalties as well, the difference between the two teams was being clinical when a chance prevailed itself.
“I strongly believe the match could have ended 5-3 in our favour. It was one of those days. It’s painful but we have to dust ourselves off,” Komphela said.