Phakaaathi Reporter
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29 Sep 2017
12:47 pm

Komphela wary of Khumalo’s influence ahead of Baroka clash

Phakaaathi Reporter

Steve Komphela knows that Baroka's technical director Doctor Khumalo has Kaizer Chiefs' number ahead of their clash on Saturday evening.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela and his assistant coach Doctor Khumalo during the Kaizer Chiefs Media Open Day at Kaizer Chiefs Village, Naturena on August 13, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Khumalo joined the Limpopo outfit at the beginning of the season after working at Chiefs for over 30 years.

“One of our own is there and I’m sure his influence [on Baroka] is also clear.

“We wish him well (and) his contribution at Chiefs has been immense.

“You don’t throw your own by just virtue of them having moved on and we still have the same respect,” Komphela told The Sowetan.

“I think Doctor had a lot of earnings here; most of his bread, most of his foundation was built by Chiefs and unfortunately he had to move on.

“He would obviously give a detailed report about how we play, but then even if people know who you are, you just have to be at your best,” Komphela added.

Chiefs have not beaten Baroka in an Absa Premiership match since Bakgaga joined the top flight league.