Not winning trophies tops Komphela's list of negatives at Kaizer Chiefs

Steve Komphela, Kaizer Chiefs
Steve admitted that his team has been doing almost everything right, but like the millions of fans have been saying, he knows he has to win trophies

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela is well aware that he needs to win trophies to complement the good football his team has been playing in recent weeks.  

The 49-year-old had been working hard to instill his philosophy in the last two seasons, and the players appear to have come on board even though trophies have eluded them in the process. 

And Komphela, who admitted his team is playing 'a brand of football that is just easy to watch', understands that his tenure will be judged by the number of trophies he wins as head coach of Amakhosi. 

"There are so many pluses that to start pointing to them can look like excuses, but I must tell you‚ with all the pluses one can point at‚ maybe one big negative would be (not) winning a trophy - it would top everything," Komphela admitted. 

"We only need that to close everything and have this belief because there are so many pluses;  how we play‚ and I don’t want to be arrogant‚ but I strongly believe currently Chiefs are playing a brand of football that is just easy to watch - the energy is there, and go back and look at all the goals we’ve scored, they are unbelievable – we generate them, and based on that, you get this hope," he said.

"The only thing where you say, ‘My goodness‚ could the Gods be with us – win these matches for the supporters’. You look at Baroka and how we conceded the goal from (Mxolisi) Kunene‚ and a deflection and you’re saying‚ ‘But how could it be?’

"You look at SuperSport in the Nedbank and we missed a penalty in extra time. You look at Orlando Pirates – we missed a penalty with five minutes to go.

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"You look at SuperSport now when we drew against them – we missed so many one-on-ones‚ so many chances. Who do you fault? You can’t fault the players for trying and making that effort," he continued. 

"Maybe one thing you would say is‚ ‘Could we maybe need that luck?’, because sometimes to win championships you need a lot of luck," Komphela concluded. 

Chiefs are placed fourth on the log with five league games to go, but their chances of winning the PSL title suffered a major setback in the past two weeks.