Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela had come under a little bit of pressure in the build-up to Saturday's 2-1 PSL win over Bidvest Wits at Cape Town Stadium.
Having already lost two cup finals this season - the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout - Komphela had seen his side slip eight points behind in the PSL title race as well.
But the win over Wits ensures that he goes into the Christmas break with some breathing room once more, and the PSL champions are now just five points behind table-topping Mamelodi Sundowns and Wits.
Komphela is fully aware of the responsibility that comes with managing a club as big as Chiefs, and he knows that it is a continuous challenge.
"The win was especially for our supporters – we have a responsibility to them, because we are the pride of these people, so if we get a draw or whatever, they feel bad," Komphela said in an article published on Kickoff.com.
"Football is not only sport; football is a movement. You want to effect people positively. There are some people who might not have a good Christmas because we lost, so we try make people feel good about themselves [by winning]. It is part of us, and we are professionals, we have to do our job – win, draw or lose, we still have the next task – that’s what we do."
Chiefs are next in action when they host Mamelodi Sundowns on January 9.