Absa Premiership

Katsande: It is unfair to criticise the coach

2016-09-21 16:45
Willard Katsande (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande has leapt to the defence of head coach Steve Komphela ahead of their Premiership encounter with Highlands Park.

Chiefs travel to Tembisa to face the Lions of the North on Wednesday evening in a dismal run of form, with their last league win coming in April against the University of Pretoria.

However, Katsande feels Komphela shouldn't be forced to shoulder all the pressure as the entire squad should be blamed for the poor results this season.

"It is unfair to criticise the coach because we are a club, so it's like us as players criticising your own teammate. We all need to take responsibility and raise our hand and say we need to play better," he told The Sowetan.

"Obviously, we need to turn [things] around to get back to the winning ways. Kaizer Chiefs is a big team whereby you need to win games and trophies.

"When you are a professional, you need to adjust to any situation, so we are working towards trying to pull out of this situation. Like I said, we are the ones who are going to take ourselves out of this situation."

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the Absa Premiership clash between Highlands Park and Kaizer Chiefs.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  steve komphela  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 23 September 2018
Bloemfontein Celtic v Maritzburg United, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Black Leopards, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Baroka FC v Free State Stars, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Tuesday, 02 October 2018
Cape Town City v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Maritzburg United, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Kaizer Chiefs, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.