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Komphela: It’s Crunch Time For Chiefs

Steve Komphela Says It's Crunch Time For Kaizer Chiefs Now

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 20, 2017 06:02 PM
Steve Komphela has bemoaned the amount of draws that his side have been involved in this season, with the 2-2 stalemate with Baroka FC being their third in four games.
 
 
The Amakhosi are still in the running for the Absa Premiership title at this stage, however, they were dealt a blow as they dropped points against the team rooted to the bottom of the table.
 
 
Baroka scored two goals – including a brilliant solo effort from Mxolisi Kunene – for the first time in a league game since back in October, picking up their first point at home in nearly a month.
 
Now, with a busy month and a clash with Mamelodi Sundowns on the horizon, Komphela says that the club will remain calm as they look to stay in contention for the league trophy.
 
Speaking to the club’s official website he said, “Our strength is to play with the ball at our feet with some good passing movements, and every time we did that, we threatened them… It is crunch time in the league and every point is important. We will remain calm. The league is far from decided. We will never give up.
 
“The supporters were magnificent. They deserved the three points.”
 
On the topic of their numerous draws this season (nine - the fourth highest amount in the league), Komphela said, “That’s too many. We should have won at least a few of those games. We need to improve on this.”
 
Chiefs will now have some time off between games, with their next fixture coming on April 1 against Masandawana. Sundowns are just two points behind Chiefs but have four games in hand on them.
 

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llumadi Joined: 23 Apr 2015
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llumadi Mar 22, 2017 09:32 AM
Mxm Makhalanjalo Sundowns is coming to finish u on the 1st
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mosesmu Mar 22, 2017 09:17 AM
Feel sorry for Chiefs in April. They were suppose to win all their games in March to make grounds on the log but they fail to beat Bottom Baroka, 6 by 6 dead Pirates, Poor Ajax and only beat confused Highlands park in March... Now they face loss after loss in April against African chaps Sundowns, Resurrected Celtic, Magnificent Chippa United, High Flying Cape town city and Fearless Baxter led SS United... feel sorry for them the party is over
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setlaboswana Mar 21, 2017 05:55 PM
@zedada, we will see my friend.
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zedada Mar 21, 2017 05:14 PM
@setlaboswana mna ndinalo ithemba iyaya eNaturena.
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malinzim@yahoo.com Mar 21, 2017 03:58 PM
He's like William Twala. Able 2 beat opponennt bt final pass, poor
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Skyvodka Mar 21, 2017 12:34 PM
While our rival (Sundowns) is busy chasing glory in the Continent , our coach is busy clowning. Yoh. Useless coach
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Mokwena250@gmail.com Mar 21, 2017 11:48 AM
Dats what kompela said from de first game of de season he'll say it till de last game "we should hv we could hv or we gave it away de steve"
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tebogo gm mahlaba Mar 21, 2017 11:39 AM
Time 4 khomphela to drop baloyi nd masilele.nd give maluleke a chanse,the boy is allways doing well nd is ther match winner for chiefs wit khumalo on the left he give's ther good balance on the left hand side like what rama he's doing on the right.I think baloyi is not that offencive like maluleke when the team attack.he's to slowly jus't like masilela.we drow that game against baroka it was not good baloyi was surposed to go hard nd gert the yellow card.you canot allaw ther player to run from half way line till to ther net.
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Surroundings Mar 21, 2017 09:54 AM
Sundows will kill this things
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Tsepo Masilecowla will be rushed to hospital before the game ends#AnthonyLaffor28
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indidane Mar 21, 2017 09:44 AM
@vuvuzela_khosi, Molo mhlobo wam
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indidane Mar 21, 2017 09:43 AM
Khompela has turned Zebras into Sundowns Dailly bread .. Qha ke
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Prof-maknite Mar 21, 2017 09:41 AM
Dunu have been molesting Zebbies for the past 2 or 3 seasons but yet they still think they will win against Dunu ncncnc..... You can't beat Baroka you even get favours from refs to get a draw but you still believe you will beat Dunu....
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vuvuzela_khosi Mar 21, 2017 09:41 AM
I stupid u Steve ngi mbone kahle when we played Bakgakga......le mpandla i shiner mahala,Ku vele kwa caca i game isaqala ukuthi i combination ka Tower no Cowdoso izosi cindezela bt le slima pretended as if all was well
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indidane Mar 21, 2017 09:41 AM
Cowditor , Fresh News tuuuuu
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I'm home sick#Mphahlecowle
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Watching the repeat Baroka FC vs Fau fc make me realise Baloyi is something else.....
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indidane Mar 21, 2017 09:39 AM
Downs draw Dutch opener Posted: 20 March 2017 Time: 10:28 pm The Mamelodi Sundowns reserve side began their tour of the Netherlands with an admirable 1-1 draw against PEC Zwolle at the MARK3PARK Stadion on Monday night. The Multichoice Diski Challenge champions were tested by the physicality of their Dutch opposition but managed to give a good account of themselves just days after landing in Europe. Lax play from the kick off cost the home side as Musa Mdluli tapped into an empty net to put his side ahead with less than a minute on the clock but the lead was surrendered in the second period as Zwolle converted from the spot. In the very early exchanges Zwolle, who beat Golden Arrows 3-1 last season, failed to show the Brazilians enough respect as their casual play saw them punished with Mdluli sneaking in to net the opener in under a minute. Not long afterwards Sundowns worked the ball down the right hand flank but miscommunication between Tebogo Reed and Eric Ntlaba saw them crash into each other as the ball came in. Zwolle eventually found their rhythm and Mpho Mathekga showed great reflexes to deny Chris Dabaghian after he slipped through a crack in defense and tried to round the 'keeper. Reed, playing as the lone striker, broke free in the 17th minute and with the lanky forward bearing down on him goalkeeper Dean Bredewolt came off his line to save an attempted chip. With time running out in the opening stanza Zwolle also tried their luck from outside the area but Mathekga was equal to Gustavo Hebling's effort. Coming out of the break the introduction of Flavio Bento and Keletso Makgalwa seemed to re-energize Masandawana, but some rather partial officiating, on more than one occasion, curtailed what looked to be promising passages of play for the visitors. On the hour mark, in what was the best chance of the half up until that point, Makgalwa surged forward but could only unleash his shot into the shins of a defender. Parity was restored to the scoreline minutes later and Sundowns had only themselves to blame as they succumbed to Zwolle's high press and were forced to commit a foul in the box after losing possession. With the penalty awarded it was Milo Witteveen who stepped up and stroked the ball into the bottom right corner with Mathekga diving the opposite direction. Makgalwa had a chance to put his side back in front with 70 minutes on the clock but after picking up a loose ball in midfield the ball eventually squirted away from his boot as the attentions of three opposition players proved too much of an obstacle. The pace of the game was frenetic in the closing stages as Makgalwa jinked in between a couple of defenders before his near post strike was turned behind by the goalkeeper's outstretched leg. Ntlaba then slammed the ball towards goal but failed to direct the ball either side of the well-positioned Bredewolt whilst at the other end Slept let the Brazilians off the hook as he fired wide. A stoppage time goal was almost forthcoming as Makgalwa raced clear but the angle proved too acute for him as he drove into the box and his shot whistled past the upright as the game ended all square. Downs are next in action on Thursday when they take part in the MDC International Challenge.
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Prof-maknite Mar 21, 2017 09:38 AM
Prophet Cowmpere is selling Zebbies gold..... No league title Zoo mammals or any other cup under the guidance of the Trophyless 1.....
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iFAU ayinancasa..............

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