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
"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