Register Login Scores

Should Doctor Also Step Aside?

It is generally a football tradition that a coach takes along his assistant coach with him wherever he gets appointed. We have also seen this trait in our local teams. However, this is not the case at Kaizer Chiefs.

When Steve Komphela was appointed as head coach of Chiefs, the former Maritzburg United man had an assistant coach in Doctor Khumalo already waiting for him. There have been calls for Komphela's former assistant, Mandla Ncikazi, to reunite with his former boss, but nothing has materialised.

Disagreements happen everywhere, quarrels take place all the time, and feuds – with an agenda or without – occur time and again, but in recent times, there have been rumours that Komphela and "16v" have had their differences. Whether the speculation is true or not, whether the said issues have been resolved or not, the pertinent or fundamental problem is the team's failure to produce results.

It is unacceptable for a team of Amakhosi's stature to go seven straight matches without a victory. This is exactly the opposite of what was anticipated after a sterling, record-breaking season.

Now, jumping the fence to the team's neighbours, Orlando Pirates, we have recently seen an unlikely bench for the past few games, with the absence of assistant coach Tebogo Moloi. Whatever the reason for that may be, the team has been producing results in the said timeframe.

If this hypothesis has proved true at Pirates, why shouldn't be the same at Chiefs? Maybe the results will come, maybe Komphela needs more control of the team, like his counterpart Eric Tinkler, without someone whom he fears might take his job breathing down his neck.

Do you think Chiefs should also adopt the same system as Pirates? Should Doctor step aside? Have your say below.

nextarticle

The Catch 22 Between Pirates, Sundowns, and South Africa

3 comments

Top 5

Bucs Youngsters Get Revenge In Soweto Derby

169 Nov 16, 2019 05:54 PM in MultiChoice Diski Challenge

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

14 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Two Buccaneers On Suspension Tightrope

45 Nov 12, 2019 08:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Five Players Mourinho Could Sign In January

18 Nov 20, 2019 02:31 PM in English Premier League

Watch: Onyango's Howler As Sundowns' Struggles Continue

28 Nov 11, 2019 04:33 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

14 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

World's Richest Club Revealed, Real Dethroned

10 Nov 18, 2019 05:45 PM in World News

Europe's Top 10 Dribblers Revealed

4 Nov 18, 2019 12:28 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Ntofo Ntofo: Mbesuma’s Car Evolution Through The Years

Nov 21, 2019 02:21 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Five Players Mourinho Could Sign In January

18 Nov 20, 2019 02:31 PM in English Premier League

Middendorp: The Trophy Belongs To Sundowns

88 Nov 12, 2019 09:16 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Inside Bafana Camp As They Prepare For Ghana

16 Nov 11, 2019 09:17 PM in Bafana

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Heartwarming Scenes As Mothiba Gives Fan Special Gift

5 Nov 12, 2019 10:00 AM in Players Abroad