Komphela dreams of Arrows v Maritzburg final


Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela says a 2019 Telkom Knockout Final against neighbours Maritzburg United would be a dream final for the people of KwaZulu Natal.

Both Abafana Bes’thende and the Team of Choice have progressed through to the quarterfinals of the tournament after wins against Polokwane City and Bidvest Wits respectively.

With the quarterfinal draw set for tonight and both teams unseeded, they will avoid each other for now.

“It’s anybody’s game and you know how football is. It would be nice for Eric (Tinkler) or ourselves to go through. Listen when you are in the semifinals sometimes luck works so let’s go through the quarterfinals first and see how far we go. Take it one step at a time but it would be great,” said Komphela.

“Can you dream of a final between Maritzburg and Arrows? It would be nice why can’t it be? Listen dreams do come true and also for our people in KZN. One thing I like about the people in KZN is their love for sport but sometimes sport does not complement the love they give to it.”

“I have been in different provinces, whether it’s Gauteng (with Kaizer Chiefs), whether it’s Free State (at both Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic), but KZN has got a passion for sports.

“KZN uses sports to develop people, the kind of work they do, you will realise that these people want to do something. And when that happens you would want to complement the love that these people have for sport. We wish Maritzburg the best of luck, but Arrows should also have that bit of luck,” he added.

The Telkom Knockout quarterfinal draw will be conducted tonight at Sisa Dukashe Stadium after the match between Chippa United and Bloemfontein Celtic.

The quarterfinal draw is seeded with clubs that achieved highest four positions in the Absa Premiership 2018/19 season seeded while the rest will be unseeded.


Mamelodi Sundowns

Orlando Pirates

SuperSport United

Highlands Park 


Kaizer Chiefs

Golden Arrows

Maritzburg United

Bloemfontein Celtic/Chippa United

By Ofhani Munyai

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