Komphela: The Chiefs Fans Deserve It More

PICTURE: Soccer Laduma

By Isaac Ndou

JOHANNESBURG: Komphela says he is more interested in winning the Nedbank Cup for the Chiefs fans more than for his own pride and pleasure.

A solitary goal from Eric Mathoho was enough to see Amakhosi take one step closer to getting their hands on silverware after two full seasons without any under Steve Komphela.  The former Maritzburg United coach’s future at Amakhosi seems to be now dependent on whether he can bring silverware this season but he is more concerned about repaying the fans for their loyalty.

“It’s not about me. As long as these people can get a trophy, you know the pride that they go through just for the support, just for them and not for me. I promise if it happens Chiefs goes or when Chiefs goes, if that medal comes then I’m going to throw the medal to them not because I don’t want it but that they deserve it more. Listen, for me, I’m a man at work and I’m at Chiefs for now but I’m in football.”

“There is still a semi-final to play. For now the most important thing is the win because we want this trophy,” said Komphela after the match.

The Glamour boys were drawn against Luc Eymael’s Free State Stars at home in the competitions semi-final draw which took place after the game between Cape Town City and Mamelodi Sundowns at the Cape Town Stadium.

The other semi-final match will be between Maritzburg United and Sundowns. The matches will be played on the weekend of 20 April.