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Vuyo Mere jumps to the defence of Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela

Posted: 16 May 2017 Time: 15:39

Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere believes coach Steve Komphela is more than fit to coach a big side like Kaizer Chiefs.

The Dikwena stalwart was speaking ahead of his side's meeting with the Glamour Boys on Wednesday and stated that it was unfair to place blaim solely on Komphela for the club's failure to win silverware for a second consecutive season.

READ: It is not about me - Komphela

"That's why is he coaching Chiefs in the first place. Not everyone will get to coach a team of Chiefs' calibre, that on its own speaks volumes about the man's capabilities," Mere said. 

"I think it's a bit unfair to judge coach Steve like that. Players are always given [many] seasons to adapt and produce results at a teams but the coaches always get minimal time. Everybody knows coach Steve's capabilities and I still believe he is a good coach for Chiefs."

Mere also laughs off suggestions that Komphela seems to be favouring some of the senior players over the club's new signees with Komphela seen on many occasions hugging striker Bernard Parker and whispering some words in his ear every time the former Bafana Bafana striker is substituted, perceived to be an explanation about his withdrawal which no other player receives.

"Now that's politics, how do people even know what he is saying? People started making an issue about him and Lebese, and those rumours were shattered because George seems happy. Why are we turning a blind eye on all the good things he is doing?"

Switching focus to tomorrow's match against Amakhosi, Mere says although they expect a tough match against the Soweto giants, as Dikwena they are more focused on their own game than worrying about what their opponents might do.

"Tomorrow's game is very important to us as we want to finish in the top eight. We are playing a good side with a good coach, so it's going to be a tough match," he stated.

"We are prepared as a team and looking forward to the match. [But] we are only focused on ourselves because we have our own objectives, there is nothing much we can do or say about Chiefs, all we know is that tomorrow's game is very crucial to us and our top eight dreams."

The Absa Premiership clash between the two sides will take place tomorrow at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium (19:30).

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Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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