Thursday Dec 22, 2016. 10:00
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has sent a message to the football family and the media to wish them a merry Christmas and a happy New New Year.
The former Bafana Bafana skipper also admitted that the pressure exerted on them as coaches from the supporters and the media makes them better people.
Komphela has experienced a bad run in his stay as Amakhosi mentor after losing the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout finals last season.
However, this season, he has been escorted by police on a number of occasions as Amakhosi fans expressed displeasure in the team's failure to collect results.
“We wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year,” said Komphela.
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‘‘Spend time with family and I hope everything that happened‚ whatever differences were there from a personal and professional level with whoever will come to an end.
‘‘And as we move into 2017‚ we enter as new people‚ with new ideas and fresh energy. Wishing you the very best.”
Speaking about the pressures of leading a big club such as the Naturena-based side, the former Free State Stars, Maritzburg United and Platinum Stars coach adds that he accepts the pressure.
"We appreciate the pressure you put because part of the pressure you put on us does not only build our character but it also reveals our character," adds Komphela.
‘‘Maybe the definition of who we are as we walk is through the challenges and the questions you (media and fans) throw at us.
‘‘So on the back of that we thank you for making us better men‚ better coaches and better people.”
Chiefs will host Ea Lla Koto at FNB Stadium on Tuesday, February 08 in their first match in 2017.