Absa Premiership

Komphela: No room for emotions against Chiefs

2018-08-20 10:34
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - After beating Orlando Pirates 1-0 on Sunday, Bloemfontein Celtic coach Steve Komphela next faces old club Kaizer Chiefs.

However, he insists there is no room for sentiment when the two sides meet at FNB Stadium for a midweek Absa Premiership clash on Tuesday, August 28.

Komphela stepped down from his role at Amakhosi in April following fan violence at the Moses Mabhida Stadium after Chiefs were beaten in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals by Free State Stars.

He failed to win a major trophy during three years at Naturena, but has started well at his new club, guiding them to three wins from three games.

"It's only fair not to be emotional. This one is out of our way, take it one game at a time," Komphela told SuperSport after the victory over Pirates.

"Then we'll go into the next match, look at what their strengths are, weaknesses and where we can probably work better."

Celtic sit joint top of the Premiership table on points, trailing Bidvest Wits only on goals scored with a game in hand.

Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs are six points behind Phunya Sele Sele, having also played one more game.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Highlands Park v Mamelodi Sundowns, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Friday, 01 February 2019
Wits v Maritzburg United, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 02 February 2019
Kaizer Chiefs v Cape Town City, FNB Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Highlands Park, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Polokwane City, Goble Park 18:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

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

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

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


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.