Kaizer Chiefs coach, Steve Komphela, has admitted of failure at not claiming silverware thus far, however he is still optimistic they can win a trophy this season as he looks to focus on winning the PSL.
Amakhosi’s only other chance at winning silverware this season was the Nedbank Cup, but a 2-0 Round of 32 loss to Orlando Pirates on Saturday now leaves the Amakhosi with only the league and the CAF Champions League to fight for.
Komphela’s team made the finals of both the MTN8 and the Telkom Knockout, but lost to Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns respectively and, now Komphela has acknowledged that the losses will be considered failures on his team’s behalf.
"We have failed to win any trophy so far after reaching two finals and now we are out of this one. That's a failure,” he told the Siya crew.
The 48-year-old did show optimism, however, about closing the 13-point gap between his team and league leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns, and retain their league title.
“Now the focus will shift to the PSL and see how far we go but that will depend on Sundowns dropping points but we have to take care of our games and collect points," Komphela concluded.
Chiefs travel to the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday to play Platinum Stars, as they look to put pressure on Sundowns, who have played an extra game.