Absa Premiership

Komphela: We shall never rest

2015-11-09 11:20
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Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says he will remain "an empty man" until he picks up his first piece of silverware with the Soweto giants.

Having seen his side suffer a bitterly disappointing 3-1 defeat to the Buccaneers the week before, Komphela was acutely aware of the importance of getting a positive result in the Telkom Knockout semi-final clash with the very same opponents at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening.

The relief was palpable for the Chiefs boss after steering his side to a penalty shootout victory over the Bucs, although he was quick to point out he would not rest until he had claimed his first title.

"As much as football is a sport, football is movement," Komphela was quoted as saying by Times Live.

"And there are a whole lot of other things that will touch your heart.

"You get to a point of confirmation when you say:, 'I think the response was prompt.' and you look up and say: 'Throughout the time I've never broken my way.' Then you break down.

"We shall never rest until we win a trophy for this club. The process that goes towards winning a trophy is winning matches.

"As much as winning matches brings joy, to us it's never joyful because the ultimate has not been achieved.

"The fact that we have reached two cup finals - an outsider might think maybe something is happening there. But did we get anything from it? No, we're still not satisfied.

"I hope to stand here one day at the back of winning a trophy, having it here. As it is, I'm still an empty man, without anything - still striving and fighting to get something."

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