Komphela has not won silverware with any of the sides he has coached in his career, but he has recorded great victories and built teams with limited resources. Maritzburg United finished in the top eight last season under Komphela’s mentorship, qualifying for this year’s MTN 8 competition, this being the first time the KwaZulu-Natal outfit participates in the top 8 tournament.
“[Steve Komphela] is a good coach and he has done well in his career as a coach, and the only thing that is missing is winning cup trophies. We as a team need to help our coach to be one of those best coaches by bringing silverware to the team,” Tshabalala said.
Amakhosi had a chance to scoop their first piece of silverware this season when they reached the final of the MTN 8 and lost to Ajax Cape Town, as disappointing as the defeat was Tshabalala believes that his side has learned a lesson from the setback and he is glad that they have another opportunity to win a trophy before Christmas.
“We have another opportunity to play in the final and go all the way and win it, but it’s going to require a lot of character, hard work and a lot of teamwork. We are capable of doing that and of achieving that for our supporters,” concludes Tshabalala.