Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says the stress is finally over

Chiefs coach Steve

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says the stress is finally over following back-to-back victories in the Absa Premiership.

Komphela gave a huge sigh of relief after his side picked up their first win of the season over Highlands Park 1-0 last week and followed it up with another as they beat Maritzburg United 2-0 at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Amakhosi are now equal with log leaders Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits, who saw their match postponed on Saturday, with seven points.

“I think firstly, one has to congratulate the players for the three points, and also acknowledge the challenge that Maritzburg gave us,” Komphela said after the match.

“But what was more important was the three points, which you add [to your tally] and you keep on marching on. You are going to get more confident, so you will play with more fluidity.

“You are also going to be a little bit stress free, in terms of how you do things, because you think better when you are not under any pressure.”

Komphela was also pleased with his side performance, more so in the first half after they raced to a 2-0 lead before the interval.

“The first half it self, I thought we did well. We played the right way, even though a couple of times there were threats which we knew would happen,” he added.

“Evans Rusike will always threaten you, so will Deolin Mekoa and Kurt Lentjies, who will always be the one to start their attack, and we needed to be mindful of that.

“We went to the dressing room leading 2-0, which is okay, but it was not over because you knew there was consistent threats.

“But we are delighted with a victory and our supporters are also happy. The players are okay, and it will help us in the long run.”

The Glamour Boys will next visit Free State Stars on Wednesday evening, with a win likely to maintain their place in the top three.

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