Steve Komphela speaks about the trials and tribulations at Kaizer Chiefs

Steve Komphela speaks about the trials and tribulations at Kaizer Chiefs

- Former Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela has spoken about his time at the glamour club for the first time

- He said while he was disappointed that he never won silverware at the club, he feels he did the side justice

- Komphela quit from his position after Kaizer Chiefs fans stormed the pitch in the now infamous Nedbank Cup match in Durban

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Former Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela has spoken for the first time about his three-year tenure at the glamour side. Komphela said he was disappointed that he was never able to win any silverware for the club.

He did, however, feel that he did justice to the side while he was there and heaped praise on his colleagues at the club.

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Komphela quit his role as coach in April after Kaizer Chiefs lost in the semi-final of the Nedbank Cup and angry Chiefs supporters stormed the field in the now infamous Moses Mabhida stadium riot. gathered that Komphela lamented the fact that under his guidance Chiefs managed to reach the finals of MTN8 and Telkom Knockout tournaments, but ultimately failed to win in the finals. reported that Komphela said: "I am disappointed that we were so close to winning trophies, yet we did not.

Komphela did, however, point out that he was happy with the progress that he made behind the scenes at the club. He said when he looks back at his time at the club he was satisfied with his achievements.

Komphela pointed out that the human element was key to his satisfaction, he said the people he worked with at the club always acted with respect, honour and integrity.

Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs have yet to announce Komphela’s replacement. Last week the club’s football manager Bobby Motaung confirmed that five players were leaving the club.

Motaung said the club was making progress in its search for a new head coach and he hoped to make an announcement before the team started its pre-season training on 25 June.

Kaizer Chiefs will face Mamelodi Sundowns in their first pre-season game on 21 July 2018. The teams will take part in the newly created Shell Helix Ultra Cup which will be played at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

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