Absa Premiership

Komphela: I would sacrifice my life for Chiefs trophy

2018-02-08 18:13
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says he is willing to die if it meant that the Glamour Boys could finally end their three-year drought without winning a trophy.

During his tenure in charge the 50-year-old has won no silverware and it appears his time at Naturena could be ending in June when his contract comes to an end. 

However, in the current campaign, Amakhosi are still in the hunt for the Premiership league title as well as the Nedbank Cup. Chiefs face Golden Arrows on Sunday at the FNB Stadium with a place in the last-16 at stake.

Nonetheless, Komphela takes the view that he would reach an agreement with a higher power to end his own life if it led to the outfit from Naturena winning a trophy.

He said: "I'm going to say something very brutal and honest‚ if it were to happen‚ that I would accept. 

"If the almighty were to come now and say to me‚ ‘Make a choice - that you perish‚ and we grant the trophy to Kaizer Chiefs‚ or you stay alive and (don't) compete for the trophy’‚ do you know what my option would be?

"'Take my life‚ my Lord. Let the people celebrate'. Yes. That's life - selflessness.

"If you're a man of process‚ you should never at any given stage consider yourself. You consider the process. That's selflessness.

"Many people have gone through unbelievable challenges. But for their bravery in serving the process they came through unknown.

"And many of us would look to serve ourselves. Through minor hiccups we fail to go through because we consider ourselves more‚ ahead of the process.

"Chiefs winning the Nedbank would be great. And coaches must not be paranoid. Coaches are human beings - we serve people.

"And sport is like education. Sometimes in your own little challenge you are such an inspiration and great‚ great influence.

"Once you go through fire‚ you are easing somebody's fire somewhere."

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