Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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8 Jan 2016
10:51 am

Komphela confident of a victory over Sundowns

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Steve Komphela believes his side can show character and bounce back against Mamelodi Sundowns.

Steve Komphela, Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Chiefs lost to Sundowns in the final of the Telkom Knockout cup at the Moses Mabhida stadium in December, Amakhosi’s first league match is against the Brazilian.

Chiefs beat Pirates on penalties in the semifinal of the Telkom Knockout after losing to the Buccaneers a week ago in a league fixture.

“Our team has shown that they are great in comebacks,” Komphela stressed. “We did the same when we lost to Orlando Pirates, before beating them a week later in the Telkom Knockout semifinal. Any comeback is always a sign of a team’s character. We are prepared and ready to go on Saturday.”

Chiefs registered a hard fought 2-1 victory over Bidvest Wits after losing in their second cup final this season, Komphela reflects on his side’s first half of the season and they victory in their last match of 2015.

“That’s three points from where we would have loved to be,” continuous Komphela. “All these statistics give an indication of where we are. There are a lot of positives. Yes, of course, we want to do better and that’s what we plan to do during the second half of the season. There are still 18 league matches to go.”