Steve Komphela trumpets Kaizer Chiefs camaraderie after victory at Free State Stars


Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela is pleased with the ‘harmony and camaraderie’ at the resurgent log leaders.

Amakhosi started the season with two losses and a draw in all competitions, which included a first-round exit in the MTN8 at the hands of newly formed Cape Town City.

However, Chiefs have responded with three straight victories to join Golden Arrows at the Absa Premiership summit with 10 points from five games.

“There is harmony in the team and a desire to do better,” Komphela told his club’s website following a 2-0 victory at his former club Free State Stars in midweek.

“There’s camaraderie in the camp. Everyone wants to play, but those that don’t make it into the match squad have given tremendous support to their teammates, and that’s pleasing to see.”

He added: “We aren’t perfect yet. The squad is balanced and the mood is great in the camp. With the two-weeks Fifa break coming up now, it is matter of putting the feet firmly on the ground and to constantly remind ourselves of the long journey ahead. We will put the break to good use. We will profile other opponents and work on tactical aspects of our game.”

Komphela also expressed satisfaction with the progress of new signing Michelle Katsvairo, who netted the second goal against Ea Lla Koto at James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney.

“Katsvairo’s graph has been gradually going up. Before he got a start against Maritzburg United, he invited us to select him to start after some fine displays. It is helpful when the players send you a message and it is good for the team too.”

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 21: Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela during the Absa Premiership match between Highlands Park and Kaizer Chiefs at Makhulong Stadium on September 21, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 21: Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela during the Absa Premiership match between Highlands Park and Kaizer Chiefs at Makhulong Stadium on September 21, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

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