Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela keen on coffee with Bafana boss Stuart Baxter
Posted: 6 October 2017 Time: 16:45
Kaizer Chiefs mentor Steve Komphela can relate to the challenging situation Stuart Baxter faces with Bafana Bafana as both coaches are under heavy pressure to get results.
Komphela's side have made an indifferent start to the season after two trophyless campaigns under his watch at Naturena, while Baxter's position is in the spotlight soon after returning to the Bafana hotseat following back-to-back losses to Cape Verde in World Cup qualifying.
Bafana, with a point from three Group D games, must beat Burkina Faso at FNB Stadium on Saturday if they are to retain any hope of booking their place at Russia 2018.
“I wish them [Bafana] the very best. And maybe more to Stuart, he is going through exactly what I am,” Komphela said.
“And maybe the two of us can have a cup of coffee. That could go down well with the two of us.”
Komphela backs his predecessor at Chiefs to weather the storm with dignity.
“I wish him the very best, I know what he is going through. But he is seasoned enough. He will carry this and won’t only carry this, but will carry it with dignity,” Komphela said.
“And when it’s all done and dusted, he will still look back without regret. Because one of the worst mistakes of our lives is when we go through turmoil we lose our dignity.
“At the end of the storm, you look back at the stuff you said, indeed you cannot repair.”