Komphela: The fans deserve this


REPORT: Chiefs edge Sundowns in Soweto

Komphela refused to take credit for the team's victory – and his first against Pitso Mosimane's side since taking over at Chiefs – but dedicated the three points to the Amakhosi faithful.

"Those who know me will tell you it's not about me, I don't want it [the victory] – look at the people [in the stands], this is unbelievable," he said in his post-match interview on SuperSport.

"If by any chance you are given an opportunity to be in a leadership position, and you're looking at the position and forgetting the mission, then you are on the wrong track.

"I didn't care... I did, but less [because] these [fans] are the people who deserve it. Each day of our lives, as we go to Naturena, whatever happens on the road – any set-backs – we suffer for the sake of this.

"These [fans] are the people who deserve this, it's for them."

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Komphela admitted that his side could have been a bit better as they needed an own-goal to walk away victors.

"A big match comes to small margins. We needed to control the spaces in the midfield. If you open those spaces, [Sundowns] will murder you," he added.

"We needed to stay as compact as possible, but I thought we never utilised the windows of opportunities we had.

"There were instances where we waited, anticipated, cut the ball but could not proceed from there.

"But three points, two goals – I'm a man who never seeks any vengeance; I'm a man on a mission; I'm not a man of position, not at all, forgive me for that."

Komphela, meanwhile, refused to be drawn on title talks as he shied away from labelling themselves as contenders for the league crown.

"There was no talk of such [being title contenders]. Do I get tempted to involve myself in that debate? Not as much, I plead the fifth [ammendment of the US constititution]."