Komphela Reacts To ‘Steve Must Fall’ Brigade
Steve Komphela Understands The Feelings Of Kaizer Chiefs Fans
Steve Komphela says he can ‘acknowledge the outcry’ of the Kaizer Chiefs fans who want him to leave, although insists the club is ‘on the right track’ heading into next season.
Komphela has split opinion within the Amakhosi’s support base, with some insisting that he needs more time in order to be a success while others want him out of the club following a second trophyless campaign.
The club’s head coach does seem to have the backing of Chiefs’ management and as things stand, he will be the one leading the club in the Absa Premiership in the 2017/18 campaign.
When asked about the split between the ‘Steve Must Stay’ and ‘Steve Must Fall’ supporters, he told the club’s official website, “A coach needs to be very strong mentally and must be very focused, especially at such a big club with such a rich culture and tradition. Expectations are always very high, which is normal. You have to weather the storm. I am humbled by the support so many fans have given me and I can’t disappoint them next season.
“I acknowledge the outcry of the supporters who want me to go. I understand that it is more out of love for Kaizer Chiefs – they want the club to win and that’s what we all want.”
With regards to the 2017/18 campaign, and what the club’s fans can expect, Komphela said, “We are on the right track, playing attractive attacking football with speed, skill, movement and lots of box entries, creating lots of chances. We simply need to win matches because controlling and dominating without winning affects the players’ confidence. It also makes our job as coaches very difficult.
“We need to win matches, win trophies. We drew too many games to be in contention for the league title and we must get beyond the 60 points mark. We want to continue dominating and controlling games, play attractive attacking football and just take the chances we create. That’s why we are looking for a striker who can score consistently.”
Chiefs return to Naturena on June 29th to begin their pre-season.