This was after Amakhosi suffered a 1-0 loss to the Chilli Boys. The loss extended Chiefs’ winless run in the Absa Premiership to five matches.
After the game, a section of the Chiefs fans waited for him next to the tunnel and chanted ‘Steve must go’.
“We don’t fight back [against the criticism from the fans]. You understand the frustration, because when things don’t work, the coach is accountable, naturally,” Komphela told SuperSport TV.
“That’s leadership. In any position, when things are not working, a point of reference is the one in charge and you accept that in leadership.
“The beauty of it is that players are still working and applying themselves, which is a good thing.”