Absa Premiership

Acornbush coach issues apology to Chiefs and Komphela

2017-04-11 12:48
Mack Makhubedu (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Acornbush United head coach MacDonald Makhubedu has apologised to Kaizer Chiefs mentor Steve Komphela for his post-match interview comments.

Makhubedu said that he was left disappointed by the performance of their much-fancied opponents live on television as reported by Sport24.

"Everyone came to watch the biggest team in the country then they watch this," Makhubedu said. "Come on man, my boys didn't learn anything today.

"I wanted them to learn, it was not fruitful for me as a coach and I wanted to use this game as preparation for the play-offs, but their idols didn't come to the party."

Komphela then backfired with his own war of words asking for the PSL to take action against the United coach.

"I think the PSL must take action. Some of us coaches talk a lot of rubbish because we know we are unaccountable," Komphela said.

"He must account for what he's saying. These guys must be charged, finish and klaar, they're out of order!"

Makhubedu has now apologised to Amakhosi and the staff for his choice of words on the day after Chiefs defeated United 2-1 in a Nedbank Cup last 16 clash.

"I am very sorry,” he tells KickOff website.

"I want to apologise to the chairman of Kaizer Chiefs Mr Kaizer Motaung, Bobby Motaung, the office of Kaizer Chiefs, Steve Komphela, his technical team and the players.

"I never meant to say those words. I was overcome by emotions. I was unhappy with the way the match was handled. There are things that happened in the tunnel leading to the game. My players were elbowed deliberately and I did not expect that from Kaizer Chiefs players.

"I want to say sorry again to Steve, the players, management. I also want to apologise to the PSL, SAFA and the media. Steve is still my senior. It was not my intention to say those words. It was hurtful."

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