Komphela backs Chiefs to win the league


Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela has backed the log leaders Kaizer Chiefs to clinch the Absa Premiership title come end of the season following his side’s narrow 1-0 defeat against Amakhosi.

The Glamour Boys left it very late with Lebogang Manyama netting deep in stoppage time to steal the victory for Chiefs in a match played at Moses Mabhida Stadium over the weekend.

Komphela believes Chiefs tick all the boxes required to be crowned champions.

“It’s not luck, they worked for their luck anyway but I’m referring to the fact that at times when you get results last minute like this and you say goodness me 3 points is golden here then they should be some signs and signals that are referring to something that I am not going to uncover,” added Komphela.

“The profile of a team that’s going to go through the line is clear even in leagues all over and even some coaches will tell you that you definitely need luck to see everything through,” explained the former Amakhosi mentor.

Komphela admits losing a football match under such circumstances like his Arrows side did against Amakhosi is always disappointing though he says such is part and parcel of the beautiful game and he won’t lose any sleep over it.

“Devastated not because you immediately have to collect your emotions and convert them more into thoughts, just you feel disappointed that you lost and at the last minute after such good hard work.

“But when you get into this business, this is the kind of stuff you expect that you lose matches and sometimes losing a match like this at that minute of the match after having put up such a good shift then it becomes disappointing yes,” concluded the former Free State Stars coach.

The defeat at Moses Mabhida Stadium against Chiefs saw Abafana Bes’thende dropping out of the top 8 to 9th position on the log.

By Ntobeko Mbambo

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