Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela picked up his first
victory against Mamelodi Sundowns in their 2-1 victory on Saturday, but
stressed that the occasion isn't about him.
Goals by Bernard Parker and Soumahoro Bangali gave Komphela
his first victory in five attempts against Pitso Mosimane during his time at the helm
of the Soweto giants and the Amakhosi faithful showed their appreciation for
the victory following the final whistle with joyous celebrations.
"Those who know me will tell you it is not about me, I
don't want it, look at these people here," he said in post-match comments.
"This is unbelievable. If by chance you are given an
opportunity to be at a leadership position and you still looking at position
and forget the mission then you on the wrong track.
"I didn't care, I do listen, you have to listen I
cared, but less. These are the people that deserve it. Each day of our lives as
we go to Naturena whatever happens on the road, whatever setbacks we suffer at
the backs of this - these are the people that deserve it.
"It is a big match, it's a big match. A big match
counts small margins. We needed to control the spaces in the midfield, you open
up those spaces they will murder you.
"We needed to stay as compact as possible but I thought
we never utilised the windows of opportunities we had. There were instances
where we waited, anticipated we cut to the ball but could not proceed from
"Now coaches will tell you that your defensive
philosophy informs your attacking philosophy now there was no match in terms of
how we defended where we were sitting and coming out to finish our actions. But
three points, two goals I am a man who never seeks any vengeance. I am man on a
mission not a man of position. Not at all forgive me for that," he
Amakhosi’s next opponents are Acornbush United in a Nedbank
Cup last-16 clash at the Kabokweni Stadium on Sunday.
Kick off is at 15:00.