- Bloemfontein Celtic head coach Steve Komphela said the main difference between Kaizer Chiefs and his new side was the stage of the project
- Komphela was named coach of the month for August and has overseen a somewhat miraculous start to the season for Bloemfontein
- His results at Bloemfontein stands in stark contrast to the three-years of misery which he endured at Kaizer Chiefs
Bloemfontein Celtic head coach Steve Komphela has spoken for the first time about the differences between his current side and his former side Kaizer Chiefs. Komphela was careful in his comparison and said the biggest difference for him was the stage at which each project was.
On Monday, Komphela was named as the Premier League coach of the month winner for August. He has overseen a dramatic and somewhat miraculous start to the season for his new side who are currently in joint first place on the PSL log.
Komphela’s new team are yet to be beaten in the 2018/19 league season and score a near perfect record of four wins and just one draw during the opening part of the season. These results are made even more remarkable given the financial and ownership issues surrounding the club.
Briefly.co.za gathered that earlier this year Bloemfontein Celtic were in dire financial straits and were for a time unable to pay the salaries of the players. A dark cloud also surrounded the ownership of the side.
Komphela has managed to galvanise his players despite or perhaps because of the troubles faced by the club. His achievements at Celtic stand in stark contrast to the three years of pain and misery he endured at Kaizer Chiefs.
Citizen.co.za reported that Komphela was careful in making comparisons between the two clubs. He said Celtic has a very strong playing squad and when he travels he has to debate which players to leave out of the side.
The main difference according to Komphela isn’t necessarily the quality of players but the stage at which each project was. He said Celtic had been building towards its current run of form for some time while.
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