Kaizer Chiefs still on solid ground, says coach Steve Komphela


Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela insists there is no panic about his side slipping eight points behind Mamelodi Sundowns at the halfway mark of the Premier Soccer League after the Soweto club suffered its second loss of the season at the weekend.

The Soweto giants slumped to a 2-1 loss to Platinum Stars at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.

Stars scored twice in the final stages through Eleazar Rodgers to jump up to fifth in the PSL standings.

“It is more than recoverable,” said Khompela.

“And why do I say that? We have the experience of having had a 12-point lead and we went on to lose the championship by two points.

“But we are nowhere near that stage we are talking about. There is still a lot of ground to cover,” he said.

“We should have taken this one because we don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow.

“It’s important to collect as many points in any matches you come across,” said the Chiefs coach

But Komphela did admit an eight-point deficit means more pressure, particularly with the derby against Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium on the horizon on Saturday.