It ’ ll about calm for Steve
FEW coaches are able to work the microphone with the same effortless finesse that oozes out of Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela and it was perhaps not surprising that he even turned to the US presidential race to make a point this week. He was speaking ahead of his club s
’ game against Maritzburg United yesterday. If I were in politics, I would say you “steal from the statements made by [US presidential candidate] Hillary Clinton regarding the temperament of her counterpart [Donald Trump]‚” he said, to the bemusement of the gathered gallery. You need to have the temperament “ to deal with this [job] because it is not an easy environment. But the minute you understand the “challenge lying ahead then you can
‚ cope with ease and deal with the pressure. The wins should not make you “feel like now you need to fly in as much as you celebrate. And losses as well. You do not have to then become an “ostrich and bury your head under the sand now you cannot hide.”
‚ After a sluggish start to the season that saw impatient Chiefs fans demanding the coach s head on a
’ platter Komphela s charges have
‚ ’ managed to turn things around and Amakhosi are now perched at the premiership summit.
But there are still some cynics who are far from convinced and believe that Chiefs form is not a true
’ reflection of the team s quality.
’ Many of these critics are predicting that the wheels will eventually come off and Chiefs will return to their poor early season form. Sometimes it s painful but it s a “’ ‚ ’ way of making you grow as a person. Under such [circumstances] you try to say less and only request more time and more strength to do more.”
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