Steve Komphela’s days are numbered’ says Niemach

Steve Komphela’s days

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Kenny Niemach believes Steve Komphela’s days as the club’s head coach might be numbered.

Komphela’s side have not won a competitive match since April 27 and ‘King Kenny’ believes this will invite problems for the Amakhosi coach.

“His position is in peril,” Niemach tells, before elaborating further.

Steve Komphela’s days

“Well, he’s lost two games and I don’t fancy Chiefs fans as a patient lot. Kaizer Chiefs management must have expressed their desire to compete with Sundowns for the title and it’s not just a single problem, it’s a collective responsibility.

“But it’s Komphela’s responsibility when the team wins or loses as he selects the players on the pitch.”

Niemach believes everything is not lost yet with Komphela as long as the Amakhosi management gives him all the support he will need for things to improve.

“I think it’s unfortunate that he started so badly as I’m sure in the next few games we could see a team turn up with far more purpose and endeavour than they have shown.

“The biggest challenge now is to ensure they are lot more frugal at the back as a few points on the road will give the group the necessary confidence. Chiefs management need to stand by their man as I’m sure they believe in his ethos and philosophy as the quality coach that he is.”

Niemach says assistant coach John Paintsil must be more involved to make sure Komphela doesn’t carry the burden alone.

“Any assistant, especially in this time of volatility, could prove to be a massive asset by leveraging some of the pressure Komphela is under at the moment,” Niemach concludes.

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 25: Steve Komphela (Kaizer Chiefs coach) during the Cape Town City FC and Kaizer Chiefs joint press conference at Cape Town Stadium on August 25, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)