Register Login Live

Mamelodi Sundowns

Komphela: You Can’t Win The League Against Sundowns…

Overall, coach Steve Komphela is satisfied that Golden Arrows, with no major signings at the start of the campaign, were pushing for a Top 8 finish before the season was halted by the spread of the Coronavirus last month.

Read: Replacement Signed For Bucs Target? Chairman Speaks! 

Their 32 points haul with only seven matches remaining all but guarantees their safety in topflight football, but if the wheels come off – when the season does eventually resume – Arrows do risk missing out on that coveted MTN8 spot.

But Komphela’s report card on his first full season with the KwaZulu-Natal outfit is one in which he takes positives.

“We acquired new players at the beginning of the season, but we did not go out and make big signings,” the coach explains.

“Teams like Arrows are modest and not as aggressive in the market. That will tell you that apart from Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and maybe Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United, we should be winning the league market.”

Komphela says targeting the championship for a club with their resources and size is near impossible to achieve.  

“You can’t win the league against Sundowns, not unless we are like a Leicester. Chiefs as well, they are a big threat, so are Pirates and Wits. Those are the three or four teams at the top, so we need to say can we at least find a way to break into position five? Then I will say we have done well. But that comes with belief,” he added.

Read: Hunt: Am I Stupid Or What? 

126 comments

Top 5

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

8 Oct 26, 2020 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Breaking! Pitso Clinches Second Champions League Title

314 Nov 27, 2020 10:57 PM in Players Abroad

Worker Fired After Taking Pic With Maradona's Dead Body

15 Nov 27, 2020 09:34 AM in World News

Gould Signs With PSL Newbies

27 Nov 26, 2020 09:45 AM in Siyagobhoza

Breaking! Pitso Clinches Second Champions League Title

314 Nov 27, 2020 10:57 PM in Players Abroad

Worker Fired After Taking Pic With Maradona's Dead Body

15 Nov 27, 2020 09:34 AM in World News

In Pictures: Pitso & Al Ahly Celebrate Record CAF CL Title

34 Nov 28, 2020 10:54 AM in Players Abroad

Maradona's Last Words On Messi & Ronaldo

5 Nov 27, 2020 08:36 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

'I Always Said Ronaldo Was The Best Until I Trained With Messi'

25 Nov 25, 2020 09:03 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Agent: I’m Not Surprised By What He Did Against Chiefs

18 Nov 26, 2020 01:33 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Memela: Why I Left Pirates…

22 Nov 26, 2020 01:15 PM in Orlando Pirates