Absa Premiership

Komphela hoping for inspiration

2015-03-10 12:41
Steve Komphela (Gallo)

Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Steve Komphela hopes that his players will feel inspired when they play against Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday.

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Maritzburg United have experienced a rather barren spell in 2015 and are under pressure to return to winning ways. There will be no better place to do it than at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday night.

Whenever Kaizer Chiefs travel to KwaZulu-Natal, it is a big occasion, primarily because the Soweto giants have such a large fanbase in that province. Komphela is counting on the magnitude of the occasion to spark a revival of sorts for his club’s campaign.

"The beauty of the Chiefs match is that players rise to the occasion," Komphela told KickOff.

"It becomes more of an event than a football match. It will be packed here, the players are going to enjoy it and it is a beautiful night," added the Maritzburg United mentor.

Maritzburg United produced an outstanding start to this season and at the halfway stage looked almost certain to secure a spot amongst the league’s top eight. However, they have lost their way since then and Komphela hopes the team can find that spark again.

"The only way is to remind them of all of the good work that they have done. We have exhausted all of the ways of not winning a match and the only thing left to do now is to win. That is inspiration.

"We are right at the bottom of the pit and we can’t sink anymore. It can’t get any worse, the only way is up," he added.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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