Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela
Wednesday Feb 22, 2017. 13:30
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says they must not get familiar with their pole position on the Absa Premiership log table.
Amakhosi have collected five consecutive wins which sees them on 31 points as they sit on the top of the table at present after 18 matches so far.
This coming weekend, they meet Ajax Cape Town in their second round clash hoping to bag another win to remain in contention of bagging the league title.
Amakhosi are set to battle for the title with Bidvest Wits, Cape Town City, SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns.
However, speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Komphela said they cannot afford to take things for granted, insisting they will need to avoid complacency.
“We cannot be familiar. Even with yourself because if you are familiar with yourself you simply going to take things for granted and the minute you take things for granted you become mediocre. So I am saying familiarity breeds complacency,” he said.
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When asked about the fact that they are not involved in CAF club competitions this year, the Amakhosi boss added that he is focusing on his team.
“You don’t know the kind of preparations they do. What kind of regeneration they do and their squads as well, how balanced their squad is? Their rotation system,” adds the coach.
“Because the minute you start concentrating on them and all the possible negatives it works on our players in terms of how to concentrate and look at our matches.
“So I am saying in as much as they have their challenges rather concentrate on your strengths and if you can strengthen where you are strong and let weaknesses deal with them then we will move.
“But if you concentrate on their weaknesses it takes you down in terms of your own strength because now you are looking at them instead of looking at yourself.”