Why Komphela steps down as Kaizer Chiefs head coach

DURBAN: Steve Komphela resigns with immediate effect after the giant South African team Kaizer Chiefs lost to Free State football club on Saturday April, 21.

“Amakhosi” as affectionately described by its followers was humiliated by Free State Stars by two goals to nil (2-0) at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban during the Nedbank Cup semi finals.

“I don’t want to risk people, if Chiefs could do without me, its fare”, said Komphela.

Komphela felt that he should be part of the solution of the team.

This comes after Kaizer Chiefs has experienced a series of poor performance in the ABSA Premier League.

They finished three seasons without any trophy in their possession.

For so long Komphela would believe he could change the situation, but in vain.

Bobby Motaung Kaizer Chiefs football club manager confirmed the resignation of Komphela.

He said they have discussion with Komphela and stepped down.

Violent Chiefs’ supporters flocked into the pitch and attacked players who fled for their lives; they injured others including the security guard.

They threw missiles in the pitch and vandalized stadium chairs, security guards had to intervene.

Bantu assistant coach told Lesotho Sports Blizz that there are many contributing factors that contribute for a coach to resign.

Bob Mafoso said those elements include tactical aspects by the coach, lack of support from the team management or players who are not dedicated.

Assistant coach showed that Komphela would have plans and putting them into task for some time.

“For the team to perform well or poor is a collective effort”, said Mafoso.

Mafoso said the fact that Chiefs ranks four in the league does not mean they are not performing well.

“What I can say is that Kaizer Chiefs did not buy quality players for some time, hence few players need to part ways with Chiefs to allow new blood to come in.

“I do not know why Chiefs lost this game against Free State Stars football club”, Assistant coach maintained.

He is optimistic that Komphela had good foundation for Chiefs.

“The coach that will replace Komphela has a good basis to work with”, concluded Mafoso.

In the meantime, Maritzburg United FC harassed Mamelodi Sundowns FC with three goals to one (3-1) on Sunday.

Therefore, they will be at loggerhead in the finals against Free State Stars on May, 19 in Cape Town.

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