Kaizer Chiefs is the only team in South African where, if they go a season without a trophy, the world will come to an end, so to speak.
One of the reasons why we love the PSL is that the league is not predictable and any team can challenge for honours. We watch most games because the talent is present in all the teams and the next big player is fighting to be recognised.
Chiefs have gone two seasons without a trophy, with the league looking out of sight and the fans are trying to find a scapegoat and the coach will always be the target.
Steve Komphela should be given another three seasons because he is the only coach is South Africa at the moment that can take this team to the next level.
All that is required is patience, strength to take the criticism from fans who support other teams and the intelligence to take on any debate about the coach.
Here’s why Komphela must stay on:
Chiefs seldom fire coaches before the contract ends unless the relationship is irreparable.
Pitso Mosimane was escorted from the stadium by police when results were not coming but Patrice Motsepe stuck with him and is reaping the rewards.
Ruud Krol only won the treble in his last season, while Roger De Sa and Eric Tinkler were fired for losing a few games and hence Pirates are now settling for a spot in the top eight.
At the moment, the team is very difficult to beat (Chiefs have only lost four matches with 10 draws). The team is playing entertaining football and the players that Komphela has signed are contributing a great deal. These players are still under 30 and will be lethal from next season, as they have shown that they have gelled.
His tactics have proven time and time again that they are effective as Chiefs have stood firm against the 'top' teams.
We can admit, however, that the team still needs to clear out more deadwood players and beef up all departments, as some players are not giving Komphela 100%, which is affecting his game plans. Missing penalties is also not helping.
*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.