Local News 15.9.2016 08:30 am

Komphela unfazed by Chiefs fans’ call to resign

Angry Kaizer Chiefs fans  during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars 14 September 2016 at FNB Stadium  Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Angry Kaizer Chiefs fans during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars 14 September 2016 at FNB Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs coach, Steve Komphela says the chants made by fans after Wednesday night’s 1-1 Absa Premiership draw against Platinum Stars calling for him to resign do not faze him.

Amakhosi supporters gathered and shouted ‘Komphela must go’ as the coach left the field onto the tunnel.

“It’s normal, maybe one got used to it because it is a phrase that is used more often in South Africa. With respect, one: if you want to shoot down their comments it would come across as disrespect or lack of acknowledgment of their concerns so one needs to be careful.

“Yes we can hear it but one has to focus on the job and I am focusing on the responsibility given,” he said.

Amakhosi remain winless after two league games, having lost to Bidvest Wits in their openning game two weeks ago.

They were also unceremoniously knocked out of the MTN8 by Cape Town City, which has seen pressure mounting on Komphela.

He again reiterated that he is happy to take the pressure because he would not want it to go to his players.

“If it doesn’t come to me, who should it go to,” he said.

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results

Celtic 1-2 Arrows
United 0-0 FS Stars
Chiefs 2-0 Maritz United
Plat Stars 0-1 Baroka

fixtures

Pirates vs Plat Stars
Maritzburg Utd vs P City
Highlands P vs CT City
Chiefs vs FS Stars

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Arrows 4 9
2 Orlando Pirates 3 7
3 Bidvest Wits 3 7
4 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
5 Cape Town City 4 7
6 SuperSport United 4 5
7 Polokwane City 4 5
8 Chippa United 2 4
9 Platinum Stars 3 4
10 Baroka FC 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 4 4
12 Highlands Park 3 3
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 4 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1