Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela on PSL competition
Posted: 30 November 2017 Time: 11:00
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela feels it will take fewer points to win the Premiership this season owing to increased competition in the topflight.
In the last five years the champions have only dipped below the 60-point mark once, when Chiefs clinched honours in 2012/13 with 57 points.
Bidvest Wits, who won their maiden championship with 60 points last term, are inexplicably propping up the standings with nine points from 11 matches, but are only 10 points shy of leaders Baroka.
Bakgaga have held onto the summit with their modest total despite being on a five-match winless run, while last week 12 out of 15 games ended in draws with six of them failing to provide goals.
With this in mind Komphela doubts Mamelodi Sundowns' PSL record of 71 points achieved in 2015/16 will come under threat.
"The tally of points I feel is going to be a bit low," said Komphela. "The number of draws are played because the stakes are extremely high and nobody wants to lose.
"The beautiful part of it is that people who go to play, they go there not to lose... they do play to win and that’s why it becomes so difficult. Unfortunately the results don’t come through.
"But a point in the Absa Premiership in terms of how competitive it is, who thought Bidvest Wits will be at the bottom? I need to be very careful that you don’t throw other teams in your responses because it doesn’t come out nicely when they read the report.
"But they are current champions and look at where they are. With respect to Baroka as well, look at the top teams there. There are teams that you might not have predicted that’ll be there... that is the nature of the Absa Premiership, very competitive.
"Look at the match against AmaZulu [0-0 last week] they just stood their ground and it was great match, competitive."