By Isaac Ndou
JOHANNESBURG: Under fire Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has expressed that he needs to be brave in the current situation he finds himself in at the club.
Amakhosi suffered their 5th and most embarrassing loss this season to see their league campaign worsen in Komphela’s contractual last season at Naturena. The coach believes that there is nothing much he could have said in trying to explain their loss to the Chilli Boys but opts to remain brave for his players too.
In a surprising part of his statement with regards to the team’s unsuccessful league title challenging campaign, the former Free State Stars coach is convinced that his team are still in the league race “mathematically”, despite being 10 points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns with four league games left for them.
“Losing points is never nice. However, the way we lost, we can’t explain it. I will never run away from my responsibilities need to be brave and face the situation and protect the players.”
“We just need to keep our focus, as we have a Nedbank Cup semi-final coming up. We also still have a lot to play for when it comes to the league. Mathematically, we are still in the title race, and we also have continental ambitions,” said Komphela on the website.
A section of the fans who witnessed the Chilli Boys humiliate Chiefs threw objects towards the players and coach whilst calling for Komphela’s dismissal at the club and insulting the name of the clubs football manager Bobby Motaung at the end of the game.
The Glamour Boys are now in 4th place with 39 points and their next league match is another home game against relegation threatened Platinum Stars next Saturday night at the FNB Stadium.