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Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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15 Jun 2018
4:26 pm

I think I did justice to Chiefs – Komphela

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Former coach Steve Komphela has given an assessment of his tenure at Kaizer Chiefs in a recent interview with SABC Sport.

Steve Komphela coach of Kaizer Chiefs (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix)

Komphela failed to win a major trophy with Chiefs during his three-year stay at the club.

Fan violence forced Chiefs management to fire Komphela as their coach.

“I am disappointed that we were so close to winning trophies, yet we did not,” Komphela said.

“The rest of the other stuff which one cannot point at, and it’s stuff that is not seen, I’m happy,” said the 50-year-old.

“I’m sure apart from winning trophies, when you walk and look back at what you did, you say, ‘I think I did justice’,” Komphela explained.

“And the most important thing again is, the people you work with have to understand you beyond what others see.”

“The human element is key, honour, integrity, respect and remaining professional irrespective of circumstances is one of the key elements and characteristics of growing,” he concluded.