Gavin is not one to bring you roses - Komphela
- Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Steve Komphela expects Bidvest Wits to be motivated by their current dip in form when the two sides clash in the PSL today.
Wits, the reigning MTN8 and Premiership champions, have not had the brightest of starts to their 2017/18 campaign, occupying 14th position on the league standings.
After three PSL matches, Gavin Hunt's charges have suffered two defeats - an opening Premiership loss to Cape Town City and, more recently, in a midweek encounter against Golden Arrows.
The Soweto giants, meanwhile, started off their season with underwhelming performances against Bloemfontein Celtic (draw 1-1) and SuperSport United (loss 2-1). However, a strong display against City on Wednesday evening saw Amakhosi claim a 2-0 victory in a tactical triumph at Cape Town Stadium. A victory for Komphela and his charges in their next fixture could send out a strong signal to the rest of the Premiership, but the 50-year-old is well aware of the threat the Clever Boys pose despite their recent slump.
"Very bad, very bad..." said Komphela after being asked whether it is a good time to face Wits. "I can imagine what Gavin is saying in the dressing room, and knowing Gavin, he is not the one to bring you roses. He says his stuff. "It’s bad timing, but that is the Absa Premiership." Chiefs have endured a roller coaster experience under Komphela’s two-year reign so far, and the former Free State Stars coach admits that the grinding out of results is a massive confidence booster in the long run.
"It was very important not only for the players' confidence but for our supporters as well,” said Komphela.
"We play good football, make no mistake. I think in the Absa Premiership, we are one of the
GOOD TO SEE YOU: Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Steve Komphela shakes hands with Bidvest Wits Head Coach Gavin Hunt