Absa Premiership

Shabba: As a team Chiefs see Komphela's vision

2018-02-16 12:30
Siphiwe Tshabalala and Steve Komphela (Galllo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala has praised the work coach Steve Komphela has done in blending experience and youth in the squad.

While the likes of Tshabalala, Itumeleng Khune, Bernard Parker, Tshepo Masilela, Willard Katsande and others bring huge experience to the Amakhosi set-up.

Komphela has also been looking to the future and has successfully brought through exciting young talents like Ryan Moon, Siyabonga Ngezana, Wiseman Meyiwa and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya to the Absa Premiership this season.

Tshabalala understands the importance of squad evolvement and the introduction of fresh blood and is excited about the club's future, while also emphasising Chiefs are still in the mix for silverware this season.

"We're heading in the right direction with the squad that we have – a mixture of experience and a lot of youth," he was quoted saying by KickOff.

"There's a bright future in the team, looking at the long-term, but what also matters is here and now, and the situation we're currently facing – to win games and trophies.

"Hence I say, we're not there yet and we are a work in progress, but we still have a chance to bring silverware through the Nedbank Cup and the league."

The 33-year-old 'Shabba' also rallied his team-mates to play their hearts out for Komphela.

"With regards to the coach, I think he's done well in terms of trying to bring the team together, and promoting and giving youngsters an opportunity.

"As a team, we see what he's doing and his vision. So, it's us who have to buy into that and turn the hard work that he's put in into rewards, by winning the league or the Nedbank Cup."

City next welcome Benni McCarthy's Cape Town City to the FNB Stadium in an Absa Premiership clash on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 01 June 2018
Baroka FC v Polokwane City, Peter Mokaba Stadium 00:00
Saturday, 04 August 2018
Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:00
Wits v Free State Stars, Bidvest Stadium 18:00
Wits v Free State Stars, Bidvest Stadium 18:00
Cape Town City v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Cape Town City FC v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Polokwane City, Peter Mokaba Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Polokwane City, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu FC v Baroka FC, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
AmaZulu v Baroka FC, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Highlands Park, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Highlands Park, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 05 August 2018
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Dr. Molemela Stadium 15:00
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 15:00
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

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.