Absa Premiership

Komphela using Pantsil in 'many spheres'

2016-08-26 10:02
John Pantsil and Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The appointment of John Pantsil as Steve Komphela’s assistant coach at Kaizer Chiefs came as a surprise to many before the 2016/17 season.

READ: The pressure is on Chiefs, says Tinkler

The Ghanaian replaced fan favourite Doctor '16 Valve' Khumalo in the technical area alongside his former mentor at Maritzburg United.

Despite it only being the early stages of the new campaign, Komphela gave insight as to what influence Pantsil has brought to the club so far.

“John brings what is required, among many other things it is the ethics,” Komphela said at a press conference held at Cape Town Stadium.

“He works very hard because you understand the people you represent and also using his character, personality, charisma and his pedigree.

Pantsil, 35, previously played for an array of English Premiership clubs such as West Ham United, Leicester City and Fulham, who have since been relegated to the Championship.

“He’s a high profile football player and has played at the highest level and sometimes you draw some inspiration and anecdotes from him to share with the players.

“The club gives you John Pantsil, utilise him in many spheres... in terms of his work ethic, knowledge, and also rub off in terms of his psyche, the mentality and the professionalism.

“So you try and get almost everything out of him and we benefit a lot,” concluded Komphela.

Kaizer Chiefs face Cape Town City FC in a MTN8 quarter-final clash on Friday, August 26.

Kick-off is at 20:00.

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