Komphela: FIFA break provided relief

Following the recent FIFA break, domestic football returns with all eyes shifting towards this weekend’s Nedbank Cup quarterfinal action.

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Chiefs are set to play host to Baroka in what is expected to be a fiery encounter at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday evening.

Komphela expressed his satisfaction at preparations for the tie, and felt his side benefitted a lot from the 10-day recess, which allowed them to recuperate after their taxing .Soweto Derby defeat earlier this month.

“I think the international break was okay, and we worked on a few things. It also gave an opportunity to the players to refresh physically and mentally,” commented Komphela.

“If you remember before we played AmaZulu, we had just played a very emotional match against Orlando Pirates, where the players did well but we couldn’t get the result.

“Emotionally it was battering, and then you go on to Stellenbosch and you still feel you’re reeling from that. Now the break came in, and it gives you a bit of mental and physical relief.

“I think they’re out of it now, they’re okay. They are training extremely well.”

Kick-off of the meeting between Amakhosi and Bakgaga has been scheduled for 20h15.

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