Absa Premiership

Komphela 'confused' by Chiefs' poor fortunes

2017-08-14 22:39
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has admitted he cannot put a finger on why his side plays at a good level, but are unlucky in terms of getting the rewards they deserve.

Amakhosi put on a largely positive display in last Saturday's 1-0 defeat to SuperSport United, but were undone by a superb piece of finishing by SuperSport striker Jeremy Brockie.

Despite enjoying the majority of possession and hitting the woodwork three times, the Glamour Boys could not find a way back after Brockie's brilliant first half strike.

He told the Sowetan, "It's confusing. We did everything right, we played the Chiefs way but the ball just didn't go into the net. Do you falter players? Not at all.

"When you don't bring positive results it becomes difficult to move on. Players create chances, but we don't hit the back of the net. Apart from the defeat, the boys must have enjoyed themselves. We need to inspire these kids to keep on pushing."

Chiefs face Bloemfontein Celtic in their opening Premiership encounter on Sunday (20 August) at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. The action gets underway from 15:00.

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  steve komphela  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Wits v Maritzburg United, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu FC v Ajax Cape Town, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, Goble Park 18:00
Cape Town City FC v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Chippa United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v Baroka FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Friday, 06 April 2018
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Athlone Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.