Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela explains (in his exceptional English) his team has not been winning the games they should because of the stiff competition in the Premiership this season.
Kaizer Chiefs have managed to win only one in their last five games in all competitions. Coach Steve Komphela does not lay the blame on his inability to coach but on how tough the PSL has been this season.
The Absa Premiership has been hard to watch this season. The league is having record lows in goal scoring averages. Most supporters have elected to watch the 6th season of Cheaters on weekday evenings and the Isidingo omnibus on weekends, rather than watch PSL games.
This past weekend they were six goalless draws in 13 games. Does this mean the competition is tight, or teams aren’t playing the type of football that is conducive to scoring goals, or do the strikers simply, uhm… suck?
“But a point in the Absa Premiership in terms of how competitive it is, who thought Bidvest Wits will be at the bottom? I need to be very careful that you don’t throw other teams in your responses because it doesn’t come out nicely when they read the report.
“But they are current champions and look at where they are. With respect to Baroka as well, look at the top teams there. There are teams that you might not have predicted that’ll be there… that is the nature of the Absa Premiership, very competitive.” said Komphela
Steve Komphela is in the last year of his contract and if he doesn’t win any trophy this season it is more than likely it won’t be renewed (that is if of course, the Kaizer Chiefs management values their lives). This whole ‘stiff competition’ notion could be a predetermined excuse in case he isn’t successful at winning anything for his third year in a row.
Yes, it is true, PSL teams are now very negative in the way they play football and it makes it difficult for average strikers (i.e crappy strikers) to score and for us to watch. Steve Komphela is paid more than you and I to figure this out and overcome that barrier.