Steve Komphela believes that Kaizer Chiefs' 1-0 victory
against Highlands Park on Wednesday night in the Premiership is important for
the team's morale.
Amakhosi finally put an end to their eight-game winless
streak in all competitions, which dates back to April, when a 61st minute
George Lebese penalty handed them their first three points of the season.
Komphela, who has been under massive scrutiny following his
team's dismal form, says he is pleased with the result, but lamented his team's
failure to take their chances.
"I thought we controlled the second half, even though
sometimes I felt we were a little cautious," he said in post-match
"When you are a monster you move into a forest with
your eyes closed, sometimes you have to have a little bit of caution and
respect for the game because complacency or too much confidence ends up hurting
"I thought sometimes we had slightly above average
levels of arrogance where we exposed the ball.
"We could have been more careful with the ball.
"In the first half I thought we could have gotten some
goals and we didn't take advantage," he said.
Komphela also highlighted one of the Soweto giants' biggest
challenges, in addition to stating that a lot of work still needs to be done.
"One of the biggest challenges in a team that builds
from the back is that when you start it looks almost lethargic - we need to get
into the opponents' half a bit faster - on transition as well, as soon as we
regain possession, it is something we need to work on," added the Amakhosi
"We need to work on the energy so we can get an early
goal and settle the nerves."
"At the back of this victory, irrespective of how it
came, it will give the team more confidence and we can start working
"There is a lot of work to be done."
"Technical and tactical perfection comes from mental
comfort. If you are comfortable mentally then any skill you execute you do with
ease," he concluded.