Absa Premiership

Komphela: We can beat Chiefs

2014-10-01 08:00
Steve Komphela (Supplied)

Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Steve Komphela is not at all daunted by the prospect of travelling to the FNB Stadium to play against Kaizer Chiefs for a second consecutive week.

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Maritzburg could only muster a 1-0 defeat against the Amakhosi in a Premiership fixture.

However, the circumstances will be somewhat different as the two teams will compete in a Telkom Knockout match on Saturday, October 4 and Komphela thinks this is something that his players could perhaps exploit.

"We will be back here at the same time, same place, but wiser. It’s a grudge match, we won’t allow them to beat us again," Komphela told Maritzburg United fans this week.

Despite his desire to upset the applecart, Komphela does acknowledge that Chiefs are a well oiled unit and exceedingly difficult to break down. However, the Maritzburg mentor highlighted the fact that the Chiefs players are only human, like every other player in the league.

"They are a mean machine, but I believe they are beatable," said Komphela.

The club’s manager Brian Zuma echoed similar sentiments about the prospects of achieving great things in the Telkom Knockout and more especially against Chiefs this weekend.

"We had Chiefs under watch and control, until that late first half penalty. We believe in ourselves and people I have met since the league game, are full of praises with the way we played," said a confident Zuma.

"Steve has a lot of depth when it comes to tactics, watch the space."

Kick-off is scheduled for 20:15 at the FNB Stadium.


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