Absa Premiership

Shabba defends coach Komphela

2015-09-21 09:45
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs captain Siphiwe Tshabalala has hit out at critics who have questioned Steve Komphela's ability to lead the club following Saturday's MTN8 final loss to Ajax Cape Town.

Amakhosi saw their unbeaten start to the 2015/16 PSL season come to an end as Nathan Paulse's second-half penalty prove the difference during this weekend's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium encounter.

The result means Komphela's wait for a first piece of silverware as a coach continues unabated, leading to claims he is out of his depth at Naturena, but Tshabalala has been quick to leap to the boss' defence.

"I think it's very unfair and unrealistic that the coach is judged by today's defeat," he told KickOff.

"I believe the coach should be given a fair chance to prove himself."

He continued: "I know there are always big expectations whenever we play in a final. It just wasn't our day.

"You can be sure we will try and rectify matters when we get to another cup final. There is definitely life after this defeat."


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