Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela acknowledges pressure in league title race
Posted: 19 March 2017 Time: 21:23
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela admits the fight for this season’s league championship has reached “crunch time” as the race for honours draws to an exciting climax.
The Glamour Boys were held to a 2-2 draw by top-flight strugglers Baroka FC in their Absa Premiership encounter on Saturday evening, leaving the Soweto giants fourth in the standings, three points behind Cape Town City at the summit. But they have the knowledge that contenders Bidvest Wits, SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns all have games in hand.
And with his side left with just nine matches to make their final assault for the title, Komphela knows the pressure is now on.
“It is crunch time in the league and every point is important,” he is quoted as saying on his club’s official website. “We will remain calm. The league is far from decided. We will never give up.”
Komphela was still bitter about the dropped points against Bakgaga however, insisting that the fans deserved more for their unending support.
“The supporters were magnificent – they deserved the three points,” he said.
“Our strength is to play with the ball at our feet with some good passing movements, and every time we did that, we threatened them.”
Chiefs next face Mamelodi Sundowns in what is sure to be an entertaining encounter on Saturday, 1 April following the upcoming international break.