Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says that he
has gotten addicted to the pressure of being the Sowetan giants head coach.
The former Maritzburg United mentor believes that he is
sitting in the hottest seat in South Africa as Amakhosi mentor and jokingly
wishes the seat he was warm instead of hot.
Chiefs face Cape Town City FC at Cape Town Stadium on Friday
evening in a MTN8 quarter-final clash, which comes three days after falling 2-1
to Bidvest Wits in their opening Absa Premiership match.
Komphela refuted the notion that he is under any further
pressure in order to erase the memory of starting the season with a defeat.
“It’s nice, you’ve got to be addicted to pressure,” Komphela
says with a confident smirk.
“This is one great brand,” he continues. “Who wouldn’t want
this job? Even if it be for a day, you’d say, ‘Hey give me the job just for a
day and fire me.’
He added: “It’s a wonderful job but you have to embrace the
pressure and the most important part of it is, do right, because there are so
many people who expect to be happy, which is what drives us.
“If you’ve been given an opportunity to lead… you must be
prepared to sacrifice yourself,” Komphela concluded.
Kick-off is at 20:00.