Kaizer Chiefs should apologise to Pitso Mosimane
Steve Komphela has apologised to Pitso Mosimane for an incident that happened after Kaizer Chiefs’ victory over Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium last night.
Tempers flared following the final whistle in Soweto as the Amakhosi picked up a vital 2-1 win over the reigning Absa Premiership champions, with Komphela’s side moving up to second in the league with eight games left to play.
While the incident that led to apology being made was not explained, the Siya crew was informed that the Sundowns coach was ‘rushed’ by Chiefs’ security personnel after the game, and that a minor skirmish ensued in which they got ‘too close’ to Mosimane.
Komphela was quick to offer an apology after the game as he showed sympathy for his counterpart, saying that it will be addressed by the club internally.
The Glamour Boys’ coach told the media, “Before we start, even though I’m sure not everybody was exposed to whatever incident. It was just an incident that involved the coach next to me here. One, as a coach and a colleague I wish to apologise.
“We know football is a game of emotions, but you try your utmost best to stay upright in respective circumstances. Our security personnel got too close to the coach. He did not maintain his official distance. We wish to apologise.
“At Chiefs we’ll address that, because we also have a responsibility to reflect on the game, it’s not only in the four lines. One small incident can create a whole lot of other things.”
Mosimane followed up by praising Komphela for the manner in which he apologised, saying, “Professionalism is at it’s best with my colleague here, and the way he addressed it, so thank you very much. It’s just one of those things in football that happens, it mustn’t taint and darken the good game that was played.”
Sundowns will look to move up the table in their midweek game when they face Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday in one of their many catch-up games.
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