Steve Komphela talks God ahead of Nedbank Cup quarterfinal


Komphela was reminded that during his time at Kaizer Chiefs he came close to winning something but lost two finals – in the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout – in his first season.

"No one remembers finalists, no one wants to talk about two penalties missed at Moses Mabhida and one mistake at Nelson Mandela Bay cost you two cups," Komphela said.

"Also people forget about the COSAFA Cup you won with the national team, they only remember what they want to remember."

The Arrows coach was then asked if he's desperate to win his first ever domestic cup in the Premier Soccer League.

"I'm not desperate for winning cups, I never compare [myself] with God," he responded.

About facing his former club Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals on Saturday, Komphela won't be ingesting too many emotions from the past.

"I'm going there as a professional, it's nothing personal or to prove a point, we have to go there and fight for a win," he said.

"We want to win the trophy but firstly we have to beat Celtic, then we can reach the semifinals. Winning it will be good for the players to get exposure in Africa and that will help in terms of growth."

The Nedbank Cup has never been won by a team from KwaZulu-Natal.