Absa Premiership

Komphela: We're trying to win our own league

2020-02-03 12:04
Steve Komphela
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela says he is aiming to turn his team into the best of the rest as the top four are too powerful to compete with.

The former Kaizer Chiefs boss has done well to lead Abafana Bes'thende to seventh position in the Absa Premiership standings after 20 games, and he is determined to go toe-to-toe with the likes of SuperSport United and Cape Town City this season.

"We spent the better part of the season at number four. Apart from the notorious chasers of the Premiership, we should top the list of the market," he said, as quoted by SowetanLive.

"If we can't be (Kaizer) Chiefs, (Mamelodi) Sundowns, (Orlando) Pirates or Bidvest Wits, then we have to get where Cape Town City and SuperSport United are, that's where we need to be. So, we are trying to win our own league within our own market."

He added: "The important thing is to be on 27 points and get beyond the threshold for relegation so that we play with ease and a better ambition of getting to 40 points. There is stress when you are playing down there. If you can imagine teams that are on 17 points, it shows how tough it is.

"We are fighting, we don't play. Yesterday will not build a tomorrow. You can look back, but you still have to look forward. There is no complacency here. When you start to be complacent and familiar then you become mediocre. We are not going to be comfortable here."

Arrows will next face Vaal University of Technology in the Nedbank Cup round of 32 on Saturday 8 February.

- TeamTalk Media

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Friday, 28 February 2020
Maritzburg United v Stellenbosch, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Highlands Park, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v AmaZulu, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Wits, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 01 March 2020
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Baroka FC, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Black Leopards, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.