Absa Premiership

Komphela to offer freedom

2015-08-18 18:00
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says he will grant his players the freedom to express themselves on the park, as long as the group mentality is not sacrificed.

Amakhosi boast some of the most talented players in the PSL, with George Lebese in particular one of the more fleet-footed midfielders plying his trade in South Africa's top flight.

And while Komphela himself encourages individual brilliance, the tactician is all too aware of the need to keep the focus on the team as a whole.

"The great statesman Nelson Mandela once said, 'Freedom is nice, but freedom comes with responsibility'. Yes, we are going to grant them freedom, but it has to be responsibility that lies within that freedom," he told KickOff.

"What they do must be efficient and affect the game positively, and at the back of all that the team must get the results it requires. So freedom, yes - and listen, any coach will die to have a player of George Lebese's calibre and any coach will die to have Hendrik Ekstein in their squad.

"Now you need to find a good mixture so that the individual intelligence is incorporated to group intelligence and the minute you have that, then you have an efficient team."

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