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Mangena: They Just Need To Give Komphela A Chance

Mike Mangena Defends Steve Komphela

By Kyle Smith - Sep 03, 2017 01:30 PM @KyleLaduma

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Mike Mangena has defended Steve Komphela, saying that he sees positives in Amakhosi’s performances this season, despite the poor results.

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Komphela has, once again, come under pressure after Chiefs started the 2016/17 campaign with two defeats to SuperSport United in the MTN8 and the Absa Premiership and a draw against Bloemfontein Celtic in the opening league game of the season. Mangena has discussed the high expectations for the MTN8 and has also said that Komphela was unlucky to see Erick Mathoho get sent off in the 2-1 loss on matchday two in the league.

“The team has been put under pressure. A lot was expected of him (Komphela), in terms of the MTN8,” he told Soccer Laduma. “And he was so unfortunate in the league game against SuperSport. (Erick) Mathoho got a red card – one of the key, key players got a red card – and look at how they played. They played out of their socks in the second half!”

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Mangena went on to say that Komphela managed to get his team to perform far better in the second half of that game and that the team can take a lot of positives out of the last 45 minutes.

“Then you ask yourself, can you blame a coach for that?” he continued. “It’s unfortunate for Steve because it’s so difficult to play with 10 men against a team like that. It’s still too early and they just need to give him a chance now because you can see that there’s something in that team now. They can fight back and I saw a lot of positives from that team, especially in the second half against SuperSport where they went 2-0 down and they took the game to SuperSport, scoring a goal and going for the second.”

Chiefs are in action again when the league resumes after the international break, taking on Cape Town City on 13 September.


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SBO NJOMS Joined: 06 Sep 2017
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SBO NJOMS Sep 10, 2017 12:54 AM
Kompela must go
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roger-fetumba Sep 06, 2017 05:48 AM
@Vhivha your wish will never be granted chana
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VuyaniD Sep 05, 2017 10:26 AM
Chance yantoni?ngamasimba lawo we want trophies
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND2 Sep 04, 2017 01:29 PM
YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES MR MANGENA YOU SPOT, SIR KOMPHELA IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK & CHIEFS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THEIR MAN (STRIKER)..................... ......SIR KOMPHELA IS DOING AN MAGNIFICENT JOB, OFF SEASON HE WON 2 MAJOR CUPS (MAIZE CUP & BLACK LABEL CUP) WHAT MORE DO ZEBRA FANS WANT.......................... ..TO MR MOTAUNG SENIOR PLEASE GIVE THIS TRUE SON OF THE SOIL (SIR KOMPHELA) A LIFE TIME CONTRACT.
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Michaeltshigama Sep 04, 2017 12:37 PM
Not just a chance but a lifetime contract
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elvzadotcom Sep 04, 2017 12:31 PM
loool this is gonna be his "fourth second chance" kikikikiki on my own my chance to grant stevovo ar over
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Nhlpato Sep 04, 2017 11:31 AM
#Steve must stay hes doing a wonderful job there at naZoorena home of starless n SUPERCUPLESS kaizer chimpanzees
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molobedu11 Sep 04, 2017 10:39 AM
He does not have a plan. I wonder why is he must just relieve himself.
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Vhivha Sep 04, 2017 10:19 AM
@Sphamandlasimza Besdies the Coach incompetencies. Are you applauding a highly paid striker like Parker who have last scored in a league game 2 years ago? He is cashing in salary on monthly basis and just adding numbers on the field, Chiefs is playing with 6 players instead of 11 players? What is your take on the silly mistakes committed by Gordinho, Matoho, Masilela?
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THE NK Sep 04, 2017 09:54 AM
True that Mr Mangena
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Sphamandlasimza Sep 04, 2017 09:36 AM
If Kompela lose the next game I thenk Free State Stars will welcome him back if not Platinum Stars
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kzorog Sep 04, 2017 09:22 AM
Cowmpela must join nedbank keyona team like u mangena....u all useless
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Thabanirichard Sep 04, 2017 08:52 AM
He has allready got a chance and blue it now how long untill when must they give that chance of him?
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Rush_Mosola Sep 04, 2017 08:51 AM
Mike Mangena bro, I agree with you Steve is a good coach, but not for big teams like Chiefs. So its better for him to leave and find another team.
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KosiKing Sep 04, 2017 08:48 AM
Steve is a good coach but not for Chiefs.
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Jabuul Sep 04, 2017 08:39 AM
No chance
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the great khosiological Sep 04, 2017 08:28 AM
Steve is hear to stay, our boys must man up, our management must get US quality players come January window period
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the great khosiological Sep 04, 2017 08:26 AM
Steve has my backing through n through, he can do better than he did in his maiden season at khosi.
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Ms_Lelo Sep 04, 2017 08:13 AM
i swear if someone tells me to give steve a chance i would lose my mind stop making excuses for that man he must go kwaphela
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chiefs_ENEMY Sep 04, 2017 07:56 AM
#steve must stay

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