Komphela: Entertainers don't sleep


Chiefs ended 2017 with a 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town in Durban on Saturday to move to second on the Premiership table with 22 points from 15 games.

Amakhosi will resume their campaign against SuperSport United on January 6 at Mbombela Stadium, notably boosted by the acquisition of Colombian striker Leonardo Castro from log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

"We're not gonna break off. We are just going to give them days off. Today [Saturday] done; they'll be off and we'll be back on Wednesday," Komphela said of his men's programme heading into 2018.

"We train Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and then we give them days off: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. We back again on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday... so we don't rest.

"We only have a few days just inbetween Christmas or inbetween New Year's day and from there we'll resume on January 2, getting ready for SuperSport... so we have to periodise.

"It is an awkward period, it's not even a minor recess... it it just a break and you can't let them go [for long] because if you allow them to go for Christmas and New Year's - you having a match on the sixth and when you periodise you start looking at the match, counting backwards. So you can't break off for long.

"Even if you wanted to train only for the match on the sixth, when do you start, on the first? It's New Year's Day. On the second day... they still tired, fatigued and you've got four days you've got SuperSport on Saturday... so there's no time.

"We are professionals. Entertainers are like your maestro, the audience is here and you give your back to the audience. The rest of the people come to Durban, you'll be to Johannesburg. Entertainers don't sleep and all that we do is to honour our commitment and responsibilities.

"The rest of the world has fun... we entertain the world and we are not being entertained by the world."

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