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Steve Komphela would perish so that Kaizer Chiefs can win the Nedbank Cup

10:30 PM MYT 08/02/2018
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela
The former Maritzburg United coach is ready to do whatever it takes so that Amakhosi can end their trophy drought

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela says he is desperate to win his first major trophy with the club.

The tactician was speaking ahead of Amakhosi's Nedbank Cup Last 32 clash with Lamontville Golden Arrows which will take place at the FNB Stadium on Sunday.

"I'm going to say something very brutal and honest‚ if it were to happen‚ that I would accept," Komphela told the media.

"If the almighty were to come now and say to me‚ ‘Make a choice – that you perish‚ and we grant the trophy to Kaizer Chiefs‚ or you stay alive and (don’t) compete for the trophy’‚ do you know what my option would be? Take my life‚ my Lord. Let the people celebrate'," he continued.

Amakhosi are yet to win a major trophy since Komphela's arrival at the Naturena-based club in 2015.

"Yes. That’s life – selflessness. If you’re a man of process‚ you should never at any given stage consider yourself. You consider the process. That’s selflessness," he added.

Komphela guided the Soweto giants to the finals of the Mtn8 Cup and Telkom Knockout Cup in 2015, and they finished second on both occasions.

"Many people have gone through unbelievable challenges. But for their bravery in serving the process they came through unknown. And many of us would look to serve ourselves. Through minor hiccups we fail to go through because we consider ourselves more‚ ahead of the process," he said.

"Chiefs winning the Nedbank would be great. And coaches must not be paranoid. Coaches are human beings – we serve people," Komphela stated.

"And sport is like education. Sometimes in your own little challenge you are such an inspiration and great‚ great influence. Once you go through fire‚ you are easing somebody’s fire somewhere," he concluded.

Last season, Chiefs were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup by SuperSport United in the quarter-finals.