Absa Premiership

Komphela calls for SA domination in Africa

2016-10-17 14:17
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Following Mamelodi Sundowns’ heroics in the CAF Champions League, Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela believes that now is the right time for PSL teams to dominate the prestigious continental showpiece.

That, the AmaKhosi boss says, will also boost the national team.

Komphela spoke following the Brazilians' 3-0 triumph over Egyptian giants Zamalek in the first leg of the final played at the Lucas Moripe stadium on Saturday.

With arch rivals Orlando Pirates on the list of winners and Sundowns one step closer, Komphela said it would send a strong message to the rest of the continent that South African football could dominate once again both at club and national level.

The Kroonstad-born tactician also congratulated Bafana Ba Style for humbling Zamalek and believes that they will complete the mission 'impossible' in Cairo.

"As Kaizer Chiefs we have to be honest enough and congratulate them," said Komphela

"We want to wish them well. Yes, they are our arch rivals, but they are representing South Africa.

"Listen, it's for the cause of the game, and I think South African teams should be consistently involved in CAF competitions.

"After Pirates won in 1995 and the Sundowns result now, it would send a message that we have an obligation as a nation.

"That at club level we dominate the continent and dominance of clubs in the continent would be the dominance of Bafana Bafana in the continent.

"And as soon as we do that, we'll then go global and it all starts with continental dominance.

"Barcelona dominated Europe from 2009 and Spain won the World cup in 2010 and the Euros in 2012, Bayern Munich dominated in 2013 and Germany won the World Cup in 2014.

"So when it happens with Chiefs, Sundowns and Pirates in Africa, it will definitely help Shakes Mashaba."

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