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


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