South-Africa

Komphela says he is 'no master of fake'

2018-03-09 08:11
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela says he does not feel pressure despite the club having not won a trophy during his nearly three years in charge at Naturena.

Under his tenure, Amakhosi reached the final of both the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout but lost on both occasions to Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns respectively. 

Following last Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Orlando Pirates in the Premiership, it appears it will be a third season without a league title trophy as well. 

Nonetheless, Komphela takes the view that he is not feeling the heat and believes he might be unique in not letting pressure get to him.

"You know, the only time I feel the pressure is when you ask the question, because your focus has to be different; the focus has to be completely different," 

"Maybe I have to be a case study; maybe go out there, conduct some research, find out and put me on a scan, look at my brain and check how's this guy functioning. Maybe I might be abnormal, who knows. Maybe I’m something that belongs to a dustbin that doesn't feel anything.

"Honestly, I don't know and I'm saying this with the utmost respect and humility and I don't fake it. 

"If it had been fake, you can't fake it so many times [in] three years under such pressure, then you must be the master of fake."

The Glamour Boys are next in action when they take on National First Division outfit Stellenbosch in a Nedbank Cup last-16 clash at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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