Absa Premiership

Barker: No upper hand for Komphela

2015-11-20 07:50
Steve Komphela (Supplied)

Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Clive Barker believes Steve Komphela’s knowledge of his players will have little impact on the result when they face Kaizer Chiefs.

Komphela managed the Team of Choice prior to taking up his current position in 2014, and many of the players he coached are still at the club.

Barker, who guided South Africa to a first-ever African Nations Cup title in 1996, says his counterpart’s history with United may actually work against him.

"Little things work in your favour in football; players want to give Steve one for the road, so it balances it out like that," Barker told KickOff.

"He is a young, talented coach and will be the Bafana Bafana coach one day. He's very eloquent, which is very good for the game, but that is where it ends and they know that as much as Steve might have helped them last year, it is a new ball game.

"The players have to turn our current situation, where we are bottom of the league, into a much better situation by winning against Chiefs."

Barker's side are currently rock-bottom of the Premiership table, after earning their first win of the season against the University of Pretoria just before the international break on November 8.

United and Chiefs take on one another at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday, November 21.

Kick-off is at 18:00.

 

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Fixtures
Saturday, 03 August 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Stellenbosch, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Cape Town City, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu v Wits, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 04 August 2019
Highlands Park v Kaizer Chiefs, Makhulong Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Black Leopards v Polokwane City, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Wits v Baroka FC, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
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