Absa Premiership

Komphela speculates on title points tally

2016-12-28 20:32
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela feels this season will produce a title winner with a low points total in the Premiership.

Following a disastrous run in the league, with seven games without a win, Amakhosi have hauled themselves back into the title race with consecutive victories before the mid-season break.

Currently in fourth place, one point behind league leaders SuperSport United, Komphela feels the usual benchmark for a clear title winner won't be attainable due to the relative strength of the teams in the league this term - ruling out another 71-haul set by Sundowns last season.

"It worked on ratios and we know that 60 points normally [is good enough] for the champions," he told KickOff.

"Now 60 points out of 30 [games] is two points a match and now when you work on that ratio of 15 games [in the first half of the season], teams should be at 30 points and it then gives you a signal that 'wait a minute, it is too tight our teams have been inconsistent.' And it is the same with us.

"We've completed 15 games and we're obviously on 24 points and there's two matches that we gave away to be at 30 points and we're not hitting the target that usually is hit.

"We then profile the end of the season and the rate we're going we're likely to see a season that doesn't end with 60 points, because at 15 games if you are on 24 points and double that you are on 48.

"Are we going to come out of the season that gives you 53, 56 points as in the past? Or is somebody going to hit form and be consistent and make 30 out of 15 which will be 60? That is another thinking."

 

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