Steve Komphela: How Bloemfontein Celtic's off-field problems contributed to bright PSL start

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The Siwelele mentor has explained how their boardroom issues has seen the team rally together

Bloemfontein Celtic may be in turmoil offt he field but on the field, they have looked like a well-oiled machine.

Celtic have won all three of their opening games under head coach Steve Komphela.

The 51-year-old took over at the helm at the start of the season and while many would not have expected him to succeed, he is certainly making his detractors eat humble pie.

Celtic most recently beat Orlando Pirates and are now set for a clash against Komphela’s former employers Kaizer Chiefs.

However, uncertainly still reigns at the club with reports suggesting that Phunya Sele Sele await the Premier Soccer League's (PSL) approval on the sale of the club to businesswoman Sinki Leshabane and Moeketsi Mosola.

Nonetheless, in spite of unpaid salaries and strikes, the players have gone about their business, and according to Komphela the turmoil may be responsible for their early success.

“In everything that is currently happening at the club our focus has been positive,” Komphela was quoted as saying by Daily Sun.

“Indirectly what is currently happening in our boardroom has a good impact on the pitch. If what you hear or seen register in your mind in a negative way then your attitude will change to be negative,” he added.

"We have accepted it and put it aside to focus on the job at hand. We had to look at the positives and that has brought us together,” Komphela said.

Despite the stellar start, the Celtic coach has urged that his troops do not get ahead of themselves and rather take advantage of the break that they will enjoy before the Chiefs clash due to their inactivity in the MTN8.

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 “We can’t get ahead of ourselves. The only thing we need to do is to accept what we have accomplished at moment and look forward,” he said.

“The break will help the boys to get a little bit of rest. We will also get an opportunity to have a look at other players that we haven’t used in this two matches,” Komphela concluded.

 

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