Absa Premiership

Komphela content with PSL stop-start

2015-11-25 08:43
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela reveals that the constant FIFA international breaks are killing their momentum.

This past weekend the PSL returned to action following a two-week break with Amakhosi being held to a 1-1 draw against Komphela's former team, Maritzburg United.

However, the League is now are facing yet another lengthy layoff with the CAF Under-23 African Cup of Nations due for kick-off this coming weekend.

According to KickOff, Komphela says that despite all the fussing over PSL stop-starts there is nothing he or any of the other coaches can do about it.

"It [the break] does affect your momentum and practice matches are not the same as matches of this nature," Komphela said.

"The really tempo of matches are different compared to practice matches, but you can't complain; it’s an international FIFA calendar date and there is nothing you can do about it.

"You just have to find a way to accept the fact and, ‘Listen, you need to try and be in a rhythm of winning', which is very difficult."

However, Chiefs return to competitive action on December 16 in a Telkom Knockout final against Mamelodi Sundowns which has already been sold out.

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