Golden Arrows sympathises with Maritzburg United

Maritzburg United
Maritzburg United

Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela sympathises with struggling Maritzburg United and believes losing them would be a huge loss to the province.

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Komphela said he hopes things will change for the benefit of the people of Maritzburg and the whole area.

"Maritzburg United have been doing well but sometimes you ask the football gods, why them? Because they've done well for themselves," he said.

"They are one of my family members, I've spent time with them, worked with so many players there and [Eric] Tinkler is a good colleague of mine, the chairman Farook Kadodia paid for my bills, I feel for them."

Komphela also believes managing success is key in football, especially in our players because it can make a huge impact in the consistency of the club as most of the teams in the relegation zone had some form of success in the last 12 months.

"When you feel for Maritzburg United, then what about Free State Stars and others who are there? It's really not good at all," he added.

"Success needs management. If you cannot manage it, success becomes your worst enemy. We see people getting billions and the same money destroys them."