Komphela disappeared briefly near the end of the 3-2 loss to City at Cape Town Stadium only to reappear sporting new slacks.
Asked about it at the post-match press conference, Komphela said: "Things happen in football, the only thing is that I'm lucky that I normally carry two pants. I am wearing a different pants now. The other one just got buggered, with the intention, intensity and all that the pant just got torn, and I had to go and change pants. It's not the same fabric, it's different stuff.
"That's the name of the game. Maybe, again, the gods are telling me: this is out of the ordinary. So I had to go into the dressing room and change the pants, and when I got back they said, 'hey we missed two other clear chances'. When I came back I said how many did we miss because I knew there was action going on, and that was that. And you're saying as a man, let me go down, but I'm going down with pride."