Absa Premiership

Komphela: Strong Big 3 good for Bafana

2017-12-15 19:05
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela believes that if the big three clubs of Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, and Amakhosi are strong, it will benefit Bafana Bafana.

Currently all three outfits occupy the top three positions in the Absa Premiership with the Brazilians maintaining control at the top of the standings.

'Downs have a five-point lead over second-placed Orlando Pirates as well as a six-point advantage over Chiefs.

Nonetheless, Komphela, a former Bafana Bafana defender in his playing days primarily with Free State Stars in the league, takes the view that Bafana benefit from such a situation.

"In the past‚ when you had a strong Bafana Bafana‚ you would have maybe a Steve Komphela as one from Free State Stars," Komphela told TimesLIVE website.

"But the rest of the players who came into the national team from 1992‚ when we started building the team‚ came from Sundowns‚ Chiefs and Pirates.

"There would be the exception of a Roger Links from wherever.

"If you have your top teams in the country doing well it is definitely going to rub off on the national team because they are used to different pressures.

"The pressure at Chiefs is different from the pressure at another team below them.

"Teams who are on top of the log most of the time are playing in continental competitions‚ so that international experience and exposure helps the players.

"Those competitions help your national team."

 

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