Komphela hits out at PSL fixture schedule

With Cup competitions only featuring a few teams, many clubs are not seeing action for those weeks as the Premier Soccer League takes a break

Free State Stars last Premier Soccer League match was their win against Golden Arrows on September 18. Their next league match will be against Ajax Cape Town on October 23.

That's over a month without a PSL fixture, and the criticism from many quarters is that South Africa needs to look at foreign fixture structures where they schedule league fixtures for clubs who are not involved in the Cups.

Komphela told the FS Stars club official website that he feels the constant breaks might upset the momentum in his teams progression.

“If one looks at our first league match and going into the second match one can clearly see the sluggishness in the team. It only got better in the third and fourth match. Then one asks how you keep the momentum going? We will try and see how we intervene and come up with a solution,” said Komphela.

The former Bafana player is relaying his experience as a footballer with the challenges to keep them motivated and at an optimum.

“No player wants to train and not play. In terms of motivation no player wants to practice with no play afterwards, but as always we will try and come back with the same level and winning ways,” said Komphela.

The coach also added some interesting pointers about the development of some of his players with the make-up of the team.

“If one looks at Adam Basit, yes, one must admit he has been scoring goals, but I think he has more to offer. Another player is Camaldine Abraw. He is one hell of a good player, highly technical but he also needs to go through the process of adaptation and there are one or two pieces missing in the puzzle as soon as they combine. I foresee a tragedy,” concluded Komphela.