The Amakhosi coach is a man under pressure after a poor first season at Naturena during which he lost two cup finals, fell out early in the CAF Champions League and Nedbank Cup, and faltered in their title defence.
But Mosimane insists Komphela is the right man to lead Chiefs and that he deserves time to turn things around.
“Komphela is a very intelligent coach; I wish I had the same intelligence as him,” ‘Jingles’ says.
“He must continue … things will turn around. When Stuart didn’t win anything in the 2013/14 season, nobody said he must go. Now it’s Steve and it’s different?”
Komphela could well still put a dent in Sundowns’ title hopes – the two sides face off at Loftus Stadium on 30 April.