Ahead of their must win clash against Maritzburg United this weekend, Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela is confident that his charges will rise to the occasion and will be boosted by their midweek 1-0 triumph over Highlands
Glamour Boys will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they
welcome the Team of Choice, in an Absa Premiership clash, at the FNB Stadium on
49-year-old tactician hinted that his troops' will be less pressured heading
into this encounter and a win over the Lions of the North gave the supporters inspiration to rally behind the mighty Amakhosi.
“Yes a win
on Wednesday really boosted our confidence and also for our supporters.”
Komphela told Sport24 at the club village.
inspires them (supporters) to see us moving on the log and at least for me it
gave me the freedom to work with people (players) with less pressure.
know that you cannot perform to your maximum best when you are under a lot of
“So at least
we got our first three points now, let’s just see what happens next.”
However, Komphela insisted that he is concerned about Amakhosi struggling to reach 5th gear in terms of ball possession despite grabbing maximum points against Highlands.
Kroonstad born mentor further said it that is not a matter
of just celebrating victories while not playing good football.
“Yes, it does
matter how three points come, you can’t ignore that because there are two
things we always look at.” Komphela stressed
“And that is
the performance and results. There are stages were you will only say I want
results and the performance will come later.
does performance come from? It comes from confidence. And where does confidence
come from? It comes from getting results.
“So it’s a
matter of saying which one comes first but at some stage both must be driven.”
the results on Wednesday which was a good one will then give them (players) a
bit of freshness so that they can bring closer performance and achieve both.”
Kick-off is at 18:00.