Komphela: It Was More Of An ‘Eish’ Season
Steve Komphela Is Not Happy With Kaizer Chiefs' Season
Steve Komphela has bemoaned Kaizer Chiefs’ 2016/17 campaign, calling it an ‘eish season’ after they ended up without a trophy for the second consecutive time.
The Amakhosi finished fourth in the Absa Premiership and failed to get their hands on any silverware in Komphela’s second season at the club, putting pressure on the former Free State Stars and Maritzburg United man.
Now, with the club reconvening for pre-season in just over a week, their head coach has given his thoughts on the last campaign, bemoaning the fact that they didn’t have any success to write home about.
He told the club’s official website, “By Kaizer Chiefs standards, we didn’t do well and failed to meet our objectives. However, when it comes to the game model – there was an improvement in the way we played. Not winning a single trophy was definitely not good.
“It was more of an ‘eish’ season… We missed scoring chances which were easier to score than to miss, we missed crucial penalties and we conceded goals at critical phases with the last kick of the ball.
“It was very strange and devastating but, as sports people, we needed to stay focused, not get involved in blame games and do our jobs irrespective. There were too many unnecessary errors we could have avoided, but it’s gone and we cannot change it – we need to look forward and rectify our mistakes so we deliver.”
Meanwhile, when asked whether he could promise trophies for the club in 2017/18, Komphela replied, “Promises are easy to make. However, most important (are) to possess the drive, energy, desire and dedication to wake up every day and keep working extremely hard and try to deliver on expectations.”
Chiefs are back at Naturena for pre-season June 29th, with a few new faces expected at the club.