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Komphela 'realistic' about Chiefs future

2018-03-07 11:54
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Steve Komphela says he takes a philosophical view of his future with Kaizer Chiefs after a recent defeat to Orlando Pirates saw his side's title chances take a knock.

Komphela has been with Chiefs for nearly three seasons during which time the Glamour Boys have failed to win a trophy. They were still alive in the Premiership title race, however, a 3-1 defeat to the Sea Robbers last Saturday saw them drop to fifth.

With seven games to go and a eight point deficit to make up on league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, it appears the chances of fighting for the coveted PSL trophy are slim to none.

The 50 year old's contract expires in June and it is unclear at this stage what the future holds for Chiefs' experienced mentor. Nonetheless, the former Bafana Bafana star takes the view that he can't worry about things outside of his control.

He said: "Football is about pressure, always pressure, and you don't want to do your job and perform your duties with some question marks and as I always said, I hate fielding this question but I will just try to respond again in a manner that's proper. 

"The question is so difficult, I don't want to sound arrogant, you can imagine if the question, does it bother you? 

"All that I can say is, we have to be very realistic as professionals and you should never be in denial in any circumstances of scenario."

Chiefs next host second-tier side Stellenbosch United in the Nedbank Cup at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

Kick off is at 20:15.

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