'You can have a crap match‚ get a good result and all of a sudden you look like superstars' - Komphela

22 September 2016 - 15:26 By Mark Gleeson


Steve Komphela admitted a sense of relief as his Kaizer Chiefs side finally registered a win this season but said it was more for the fans than for himself. “I think relief is the overriding emotion but beyond anything for the people out there. You know‚ I don’t know how I’m wired. It should not be more about my suffering but more about the pleasure of others."That’s how I’m wired. So‚ I’m just happy that they (supporters) are happy‚ even if it meant I would have suffered a setback but they are happy‚ with me that is how it has to be."So I am just happy I got a victory. And for the players as well‚ it will boost their confidence and we can only take it from there.” Chiefs needed a second half penalty to claim a 1-0 victory over Highlands Park in Tembisa with George Lebese converting after William Thwala tumbled over in a clash with Augustin Leonard.Chiefs had lost two and drawn one of their opening three games of the new season going into Wednesday’s game.“You know how football is … football is about confidence. A result is important. You can have a super performance and not get a result. Your confidence gets knocked you know."But you can also have a crap match‚ get a good result and all of a sudden you look like superstars. So I’m happy we got the three points‚’ Komphela added.The match also marked a first outing since knee surgery for Siphiwe Tshabalala and a chance for Sibusiso Khumalo at left back‚ replacing out-of-form Tsepo Masilela.“He is an icon. Even for the other players. He came in and lifted the game."(Bernard) Parker as well. We have to acknowledge the man (Tshabalala) has been out for four months and even though he played MDC (last weekend)‚ the intensity‚ ambiance and environment are not the same."This was the real deal. Khumalo was cramping. Tactically and technically I have no complaints with his performance. But he doesn’t have game time in his legs.”Embattled Komphela admits he hears chants of 'Steve must go' from incensed Chiefs fansBeleaguered Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says he hears angry chants from supporters for him to be fired as the ailing club continues to stumble. Komphela said Chiefs need to be quicker and crisper with their passing if they are to now put together a run of successive victories.They next play Maritzburg United at home on Saturday evening (6pm).“We need to be quicker when we build. We need to be quicker to get into the opponent’s half."We don’t want to send a negative message that we are comfortable or lethargic. We have not reach a stage where we get ourselves forward and eliminate opponents‚” he added. - TMG Digital

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