Steve Komphela looking to develop Kaizer Chiefs appetite for winning


Amakhosi went down on penalties to PSL newbies Baroka FC in the F.A.M.E Charity Cup final at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday.

Komphela conceded his disatisfaction at the defeat but felt there was a lot could take from the tournament as he sets his stalls for the start of the new season, in which plenty is expected from the club's supporters.

"We want to win everything, even at training," said Komphela. "Even a game of cards; you play cards to win.

"So we also came here [to Polokwane] and wanted to win but, unfortunately, on penalties we couldn't.

"But there is lot of positive one picked up here. We are in preparatory phase, there is lot things we are looking at.

"I'm sure when we go back home we will look at the clips and notice there is a lot of pluses, except for them missing the penalties that we had." 

Two weeks ago, Amakhosi showed good signs of things to come when they outclassed arch-rivals Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup to claim the bragging rights, scoring two goals in regulation time. 

However, this past weekend Komphela's side failed to hit the back of the net in the Charity final, yet the former junior national team mentor remained unpertubed and expressed his contentment at his team's chances created.

"We did create chances and it is only that we needed to hit the back of net," he added.

"[Lewis] Macha had one or two chances, and there was a chance for [Kgotso] Moleko, and Tsepo [Masilela] was also in the box and a couple of times we found ourselves in the box. 

"It is good to see the team getting in the box... You just need to get into the habit of hitting the back of the net, that's it. We failed to score but we did create chances."  

The Glamour Boys will get their season underway with an Absa Premiership encounter away to Bidvest Wits on August 23, before a trip to newcomers Cape Town City in the MTN 8 three days later.