Time Running Out For Kompela

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By Isaac Ndou

JOHANNESBURG: Komphela’s future at Chiefs remains the subject of discussion after Pirates heavily defeats Amakhosi.

After Kaizer Chiefs’ title ambitions took the latest knock after the 3-1 demolition by rivals Orlando Pirates on Saturday, the future of Steve Komphela has come back to be a subject of interest as  Amakhosi fans are now looking ahead to a future without the former Maritzburg United coach.

Komphela joined the Naturena club three seasons ago and has not brought any silverware to the club, putting him in an uncertain position regarding his future at the club as his contract runs out at the end of the season.

It now seems a rather bigger possibility of Komphela facing the sack after the season. However, the coach seems ready to move on with life after Naturena after revealing that he is in acceptance of everything that is going on.

“I am not a defensive person, I expose myself to bullets and flurry. One of the basic principles of life, which most of them are embedded in Buddhism, tells you about acceptance. Pain stops the minute acceptance kicks in, and pain starts the minute denial kicks in. If you are in denial of the facts and the truths facing you, you will live in pain. If you are in acceptance of the reality that is facing you, you move without any hindrance.  I draw my inspiration from Buddhism, even though I am a born Christian,” explained Komphela

Amakhosi have already been linked with current Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael and those rumours will emerge into being a big possibility as the club has been patient enough with their current coach. 

Komphela could however save his blushes if he can push and win the Nedbank Cup, the only silverware still within reach for him. Chiefs have been drawn with Stellenbosch FC and will entertain them on Saturday night at home.