Cape Town - Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela has compared Orlando
Pirates to a 150-kilogram sumo wrestler and says a counter-attacking system is
best against them.
Arrows held the Sea Robbers to a 0-0 draw in a Premiership
clash on Wednesday night. Komphela's men managed to frustrate Bucs' talented
attack and it ended all square at Orlando Stadium.
Nonetheless, the former Kaizer Chiefs mentor believes it is
unwise to take on such a talented side while playing on the front foot.
Speaking after the game, he told reporters: "Very
tactical. We had to control the match in a way that Pirates would not have
"When you’re wrestling, you playing sumo, and this guy
is 150kg, you can't go against them, so you need to invent a strategy to invite
"We needed to deny any speed to utilise and no space to
advance. But there was a lot of workload on our three midfielders. We had to
keep our wing-backs deep. A lot of energy was spent. We are happy with the
point. I think we could have also gotten a goal."
Arrows are next in action on 14 September when they take on
AmaZulu at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Durban.
Kick-off is at 15:00.