PSL News 16.4.2018 10:52 am

Komphela hints at Kaizer Chiefs exit

Steve Komphela, head coach of Kaizer Chiefs (Photo by Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Steve Komphela, head coach of Kaizer Chiefs (Photo by Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Steve Komphela hinted at his impending exit from Kaizer Chiefs this past weekend.

Speaking after his side’s 1-0 win over Platinum Stars at FNB Stadium on Sunday, Komphela thanked everyone who put pressure on him and alluded to his possible exit from Chiefs.

“Personally, I must thank everyone who has put pressure on me. I couldn’t have been the coal that I am. I couldn’t have been the diamond that I am. I would have stayed a simple muddy house,” Komphela told SuperSport TV after the game.

“It is through pressure that you get better.

“But you have to accept the pressure because at the back of not accepting pressure you are denying. God knows what he wants you to do. He is preparing for another environment – it could be outside football, it could be anywhere else. So don’t say no to challenges, rather seek more wisdom,” Komphela continued.

“I have grown immensely. I am not the same coach that came to Chiefs, as I go out I must thank everybody.

“The pressure that you receive makes you a better person. Emotionally, I was very weak as a person, but if you ask me now, the emotions are stronger and that moves deeper into the levels of faith.

“Maybe I need to be more faithful and the only way to do that is to have emotions that are strong and stable, that nothing hurts you, but that comes from thinking.”

It’s not clear at this stage if Komphela will tender his resignation before the season ends or if he will stay on until his contract expire.

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2 Orlando Pirates 27 49
3 Maritzburg United 27 42
4 Kaizer Chiefs 27 42
5 Free State Stars 27 39
6 Cape Town City 27 36
7 Chippa United 27 34
8 Bloem Celtic 27 34
9 Baroka FC 27 33
10 Bidvest Wits 26 32
11 AmaZulu 27 32
12 Golden Arrows 27 31
13 Polokwane City 26 30
14 SuperSport United 27 29
15 Ajax Cape Town 27 28
16 Platinum Stars 27 21

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