Steve Komphela

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Steve Komphela said ( about Themba Zwane ) : “Zwane is a player who plays effortlessly. He is just capable of doing as he wishes with the ball,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela added : “I still see a room for improvement in terms of what he can do. The guy is immensely talented and I think he still operates within his comfort zone, I think he needs to go to a higher level of discomfort so that he can stretch his potential and he will be a monster,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “He needs to go to a higher level of discomfort so he can stretch his potential‚ he will be a monster‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Themba Zwane ) : “Zwane is a player who plays effortlessly and he is capable of doing as he wishes with the ball‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “How can you explain emotions? No words are appropriate enough to explain such. Pride is something that comes along with understanding what is coming ahead of you and why you have to suffer. It gives great confidence in people you are working with,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Above all, under the circumstances, we said we must get all three points, keep moving and we are marching on,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I thought it was going to be very difficult,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I’m very delighted to be part of this great team, this very successful team. And obviously joining a team of this calibre, expectations will always be there. And beyond that, joining coach Rulani and coach Manqoba, it’s all about sharing brains and thinking, in the best interest of the club,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "First days are very anxious, but I am very delighted to be part of this great team," External link

news24 Monday, October 12, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "I've worked with some of these superstars here, but it was amazing to come across the cream that you meet at the training ground. Unbelievable," External link

news24 Monday, October 12, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : “I have been given an exciting opportunity to join Mamelodi Sundowns as senior coach and to work with joint head coaches‚ Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena‚” External link

businessday Monday, October 12, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "I would like to express my deep gratitude to the chairperson of Lamontville Golden Arrows, Mato Madlala and to Golden Arrows FC for their support and encouragement to me whilst I was head coach of Golden Arrows," "Mato Madlala and Golden Arrows contributed to my development and growth in football and I will forever be grateful to her and Golden Arrows" External link

news24 Monday, October 12, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : "They were almost there. It was just a matter of 30 minutes and I felt so sorry for Ernst Middendorp. Our job is a thankless job," External link

news24 Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Gavin Hunt ) : "Let me take this opportunity to congratulate Gavin Hunt and wish him all the best. A very close friend of mine, make no mistake," "I don't think, with utmost respect to all available coaches in the country, I don't think there is anyone more deserving. He deserves the shot as well. He has the pedigree" External link

news24 Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “It’s going to be a big challenge to the teams who carry bigger reputations and are used to playing in front of large crowds. They might find this strange. It’s going to benefit the other teams in the league‚” External link

businessday Monday, June 8, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Knox Mutizwa ) : “I want (Knox) Mutizwa to win so that he can feel that the amount of hard work he has put in is rewarded because he has done very well,” External link

newsday Friday, April 17, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Knox Mutizwa ) : "I think he (Mhango) peaked a bit late. But one would pray that he wins the top goalscorer, of which I want (Knox) Mutizwa (Arrows) to win so that he can feel that the amount of hard work he is put in is rewarded because he has done very well," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Knox Mutizwa ) : “I think he (Mhango) peaked a bit late. But one would pray that he wins the top goalscorer, of which I want (Knox) Mutizwa (Arrows) to win so that he can feel that the amount of hard work he is put in is rewarded because he has done very well,” External link

newsday Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “When we attack we shouldn’t be desperate. When we have clear chances‚ we want to be flamboyant. We had the better of the chances on the day but we regret the ones we had but never utilised‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Pirates will be very difficult. That’s when they are most dangerous because if we are going there just thinking we are developing character, resistance and mental strength to win matches, then Pirates will be very difficult,” External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela told : “You can see that football is a game of emotions. This outcome and the goal he scores help us then to start pointing at the things we could’ve done better,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 27, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela added ( about error ) : “Whoever thinks they have the luxury to maybe change a coach during the season is running a risk. It is very competitive. Margins for error are getting lesser and lesser,” “We have lots of top coaches and a lot of quality players in the Premier League. Our players need to come to the party and you need to get to the level where you are a top 24-hour professional from all sides, not only physically and tactically but the lifestyle is important as well” External link

citizen Monday, June 10, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Themba Zwane ) : “I think Musonda from Leopards should have been there, as well as Gaston Sirino, but I guess this shows you the standard of the PSL, how tough it is and I hope people understand this,” “I had selected three, I wanted to bring in a goalkeeper but I thought Musonda, I was trying to invite strikers to say he has been doing well and scoring and he is also an inspiration to young players that you can also go for it. In my ranking I had Themba Zwane, Thembinkosi Lorch and Musonda from Black Leopards” External link

citizen Monday, May 13, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I predict a bright future for him at Chiefs,” External link

herald Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Teenage did well in his first game, although he was also a bit nervous,” “He was much more relaxed in tonight’s match though” External link

news24 Monday, November 27, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela concludes : “We just need to continue fighting as we are looking for the three points,” External link

news24 Monday, November 27, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "Very difficult match, it's a confirmation that this Chippa team are no pushovers. Compliments must be given to [Chippa coach] Teboho [Moloi] and his team. His team is fighting," External link

news24 Monday, November 6, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela : "I thought it was a very nice match for the fans, end to end stuff and even in the first half we created many chances to score" External link

news24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “There is always pressure. As much as you know the results of your opponents‚ your objective is to get through your own match‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:46:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “You can’t take advantage. Orlando Pirates remain Orlando Pirates. Orlando Pirates won’t change‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, March 3, 2017 1:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "You feel the mood is better and our focus is different. We want to do better," External link

news24 Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I hope everything works well for you‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:13:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Our chairman is always the first to arrive at the village [Chiefs’ Naturena headquarters in the south of Johannesburg] and sometimes he is the last to leave‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, January 2, 2017 1:14:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela added : "Sometimes it works against you when you are playing at home and your people are not happy and they are edgy," External link

news24 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:53:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Up until when we got red-carded, it looked like we were on point. Even with the red card, there were instances where you have to be opportunistic when you get those chances. The essence of playing with one man down is to stay very disciplined and very strong mentally, which I thought to an extent we did,” External link

the-star Wednesday, November 30, 2016 4:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Itumeleng Khune ) : “We will check (on Khune’s injury). He said when he went down after a save, he got a knock. So we will see and the medics will give us an update, but it’s another on the list of injuries,” “Part of our jobs as coaches is to keep working, irrespective of whatever. So whatever happens, you have got to get the machine moving, with or without wheels, with or without parts. Keep working, that’s all we do” External link

the-star Wednesday, November 30, 2016 4:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Whether I like it or not, by just being at Chiefs, a draw is not good enough,” “You just have to keep winning and obviously where I am sitting I know there’s still a lot of work to be done. I still have to focus on my work, focus on my job. Unfortunately, I can’t look back and regret it. I just have to learn from the past because I won’t be able to move on if I keep looking backwards” External link

the-star Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “In my opinion, strikers are as good as their confidence,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “When we played Free State Stars, there was great energy and I don’t remember the number of chances we missed,” External link

the-star Monday, November 21, 2016 10:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "Any coach should have such hunger [to win trophies] irrespective of where they are. The only thing that gets worse with this one (Chiefs) is that you have to win everything," External link

thetimes-za Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "We were in two cup finals last season and it was not good enough. Now you can imagine if you don't even win a trophy," External link

thetimes-za Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Any coach should have such hunger [to win trophies] irrespective of where they are. The only thing that gets worse with this one [Chiefs] is that you have to win everything‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “But the performance was very good against Stars‚ and chances were created‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “With Free State Stars‚ we saw how they play. And then they’ve just changed the coach‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, November 4, 2016 7:44:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela concluded : "When playing matches such as a derby, there is an element of luck that comes into play. We created some good chances especially towards the end but our finishing was not up to standard. Credit must also go to Pirates for a tough challenge they gave us. A point is better than a loss and we look forward to our next game," External link

allafrica Monday, October 31, 2016 1:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I’m not going to lecture – I have to answer questions. One thing that we need to be very careful about is that you can’t compare them. Because an immediate comparison is an insult to them [Maritzburg and Arrows]‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, October 30, 2016 4:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I think one hell of a benefit we have is that we’re working with them on a daily basis‚ and we can see the degree of comfort and improvement‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, October 28, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "Basically, it's a principle of nature and energy that if you are too tense you won't perform," External link

thetimes-za Friday, October 28, 2016 9:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “We appreciate the run. We are thankful about it – we’re getting results‚” “But we have to be careful. You don’t go there cocky – [or] you’re going to get hurt” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Let’s hope that this narrative holds – where you say that there’s been less hype‚ so the players can go in [on Saturday]‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I wish I could tell what weather it will be tomorrow but I can only pray it becomes a sunny day‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Staying with the pack is a must. Unfortunately who we are [at Kaizer Chiefs] calls for leadership. "We must always lead the pack‚ unfortunately. And leading the pack needs a lot of hard work‚” “All that we are looking at is that this chemistry must be reinforced. We need more of ‘us’ – and the minute we are us‚ then it’s going to be us against the rest of the Premier Soccer League” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela added : “I think clean sheets are always great to keep‚ they give confidence to the defence and they would tell you that strikers win you matches but defence wins you Championships‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Go get all the matches [Stars] played so that we can zoom in and understand what had been happening [with them] but also mindful of the fact that they have just changed coaches‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “We need to monitor their attacking patterns‚” “We have‚ however‚ also seen a few elements in their approach that we should be able to explore to our advantage” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I’m focused on the job. Show me any other PSL coach who is not under pressure‚” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "A team of this calibre‚ it’s all about trophies‚" External link

bdlive Friday, August 26, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "A team of this calibre‚ it’s all about trophies‚" External link

businessday Friday, August 26, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “A team of this calibre‚ it’s all about trophies‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "We need to be calm at the back; you cannot be desperate," External link

bdlive Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "We need to be calm at the back; you cannot be desperate," External link

businessday Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "I think one of the things that we did wrong tonight was we played to their strength, we allowed them to keep the ball in the air and didn't bring the ball down and play," External link

news24 Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela stated : "We seemed to be reluctant to play under pressure and as a result their pressing game overcame our possession and also they kept the ball in the air and we didn't bring it down," External link

news24 Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "It's going to be very tight," External link

news24 Monday, August 22, 2016 12:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "We say nothing to critics, except to say 'bring it on'. It only makes us better," External link

news24 Monday, August 8, 2016 11:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "We are up to 80% to closing our gaps, but we have to leave the 20% open for any other things that could happen," External link

news24 Monday, August 1, 2016 12:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "At the moment we are working with the squad that we have but I can't say its over and done at the moment. We still have to see what we lack and what we can get as the time goes on" External link

news24 Monday, August 1, 2016 12:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "Macha, first goal, in a derby, in his first match - I'm happy for him. And 'Tower' [Mulomowandau Mathoho] as well scored a beautiful goal - I'm happy for him too," External link

thetimes-za Monday, August 1, 2016 10:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Macha‚ first goal‚ in a derby‚ in his first match – I’m happy for him. And ‘Tower’ [Mulomowandau Mathoho] as well scored a beautiful goal – I’m happy for him too‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Muhsin Ertugral ) : “The performances of both teams‚ I agree with the coach [Bucs counterpart Muhsin Ertugral]‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "The bar keeps rising, not only because of any other immediate circumstances or because of your own personal desire but, because of the game," "Supporters everyday demand quality; Euro 2016 has given an indication. We are also moving into the PSL season and with it comes new expectation and new anxiety" External link

news24 Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "The bar keeps rising, not only because of any other immediate circumstances or because of your own personal desire but, because of the game," "Supporters everyday demand quality; Euro 2016 has given an indication. We are also moving into the PSL season and with it comes new expectation and new anxiety" External link

news24 Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “It’s a business model. I don’t think they [Chiefs’ rivals] have quite the same overall infrastructure we do. Our development is quite strong‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, July 29, 2016 1:58:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela comments : “Ryan is one for the future,” External link

news24 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "They are imperfect because Chiefs are not going to make it easy for you, but they are perfect because they need to move out of that zone," External link

bdlive Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:53:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "They are imperfect because Chiefs are not going to make it easy for you, but they are perfect because they need to move out of that zone," External link

businessday Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:26:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "The beauty of the Chiefs match is that players rise to the occasion," External link

news24 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "It becomes more of an event than a football match. It will be packed here, the players are going to enjoy it and it is a beautiful night," External link

news24 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:19:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach85.62%EN11/27/201727/11/2017
head coach2.81%EN11/27/201727/11/2017
captain1.56%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
boss0.62%EN03/02/201702/03/2017
under coach2.50%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
team‚ coach0.31%EN02/16/201716/02/2017
current coach0.62%EN02/13/201713/02/2017
embattled coach1.88%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
new coach1.25%EN09/25/201625/09/2016
under head coach0.31%EN06/06/201606/06/2016
maritzburg united coach2.50%EN03/10/201510/03/2015
Names Lang Count
Steve KomphelaEN100.00%


 
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Steve Komphela said ( about Themba Zwane ) : “Zwane is a player who plays effortlessly. He is just capable of doing as he wishes with the ball,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela added : “I still see a room for improvement in terms of what he can do. The guy is immensely talented and I think he still operates within his comfort zone, I think he needs to go to a higher level of discomfort so that he can stretch his potential and he will be a monster,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “He needs to go to a higher level of discomfort so he can stretch his potential‚ he will be a monster‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Themba Zwane ) : “Zwane is a player who plays effortlessly and he is capable of doing as he wishes with the ball‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “How can you explain emotions? No words are appropriate enough to explain such. Pride is something that comes along with understanding what is coming ahead of you and why you have to suffer. It gives great confidence in people you are working with,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Above all, under the circumstances, we said we must get all three points, keep moving and we are marching on,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I thought it was going to be very difficult,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I’m very delighted to be part of this great team, this very successful team. And obviously joining a team of this calibre, expectations will always be there. And beyond that, joining coach Rulani and coach Manqoba, it’s all about sharing brains and thinking, in the best interest of the club,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "First days are very anxious, but I am very delighted to be part of this great team," External link

news24 Monday, October 12, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "I've worked with some of these superstars here, but it was amazing to come across the cream that you meet at the training ground. Unbelievable," External link

news24 Monday, October 12, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : “I have been given an exciting opportunity to join Mamelodi Sundowns as senior coach and to work with joint head coaches‚ Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena‚” External link

businessday Monday, October 12, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "I would like to express my deep gratitude to the chairperson of Lamontville Golden Arrows, Mato Madlala and to Golden Arrows FC for their support and encouragement to me whilst I was head coach of Golden Arrows," "Mato Madlala and Golden Arrows contributed to my development and growth in football and I will forever be grateful to her and Golden Arrows" External link

news24 Monday, October 12, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : "They were almost there. It was just a matter of 30 minutes and I felt so sorry for Ernst Middendorp. Our job is a thankless job," External link

news24 Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Gavin Hunt ) : "Let me take this opportunity to congratulate Gavin Hunt and wish him all the best. A very close friend of mine, make no mistake," "I don't think, with utmost respect to all available coaches in the country, I don't think there is anyone more deserving. He deserves the shot as well. He has the pedigree" External link

news24 Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “It’s going to be a big challenge to the teams who carry bigger reputations and are used to playing in front of large crowds. They might find this strange. It’s going to benefit the other teams in the league‚” External link

businessday Monday, June 8, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Knox Mutizwa ) : “I want (Knox) Mutizwa to win so that he can feel that the amount of hard work he has put in is rewarded because he has done very well,” External link

newsday Friday, April 17, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Knox Mutizwa ) : "I think he (Mhango) peaked a bit late. But one would pray that he wins the top goalscorer, of which I want (Knox) Mutizwa (Arrows) to win so that he can feel that the amount of hard work he is put in is rewarded because he has done very well," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Knox Mutizwa ) : “I think he (Mhango) peaked a bit late. But one would pray that he wins the top goalscorer, of which I want (Knox) Mutizwa (Arrows) to win so that he can feel that the amount of hard work he is put in is rewarded because he has done very well,” External link

newsday Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “When we attack we shouldn’t be desperate. When we have clear chances‚ we want to be flamboyant. We had the better of the chances on the day but we regret the ones we had but never utilised‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Pirates will be very difficult. That’s when they are most dangerous because if we are going there just thinking we are developing character, resistance and mental strength to win matches, then Pirates will be very difficult,” External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela told : “You can see that football is a game of emotions. This outcome and the goal he scores help us then to start pointing at the things we could’ve done better,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 27, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela added ( about error ) : “Whoever thinks they have the luxury to maybe change a coach during the season is running a risk. It is very competitive. Margins for error are getting lesser and lesser,” “We have lots of top coaches and a lot of quality players in the Premier League. Our players need to come to the party and you need to get to the level where you are a top 24-hour professional from all sides, not only physically and tactically but the lifestyle is important as well” External link

citizen Monday, June 10, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Themba Zwane ) : “I think Musonda from Leopards should have been there, as well as Gaston Sirino, but I guess this shows you the standard of the PSL, how tough it is and I hope people understand this,” “I had selected three, I wanted to bring in a goalkeeper but I thought Musonda, I was trying to invite strikers to say he has been doing well and scoring and he is also an inspiration to young players that you can also go for it. In my ranking I had Themba Zwane, Thembinkosi Lorch and Musonda from Black Leopards” External link

citizen Monday, May 13, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I predict a bright future for him at Chiefs,” External link

herald Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Teenage did well in his first game, although he was also a bit nervous,” “He was much more relaxed in tonight’s match though” External link

news24 Monday, November 27, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela concludes : “We just need to continue fighting as we are looking for the three points,” External link

news24 Monday, November 27, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "Very difficult match, it's a confirmation that this Chippa team are no pushovers. Compliments must be given to [Chippa coach] Teboho [Moloi] and his team. His team is fighting," External link

news24 Monday, November 6, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela : "I thought it was a very nice match for the fans, end to end stuff and even in the first half we created many chances to score" External link

news24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “There is always pressure. As much as you know the results of your opponents‚ your objective is to get through your own match‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:46:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “You can’t take advantage. Orlando Pirates remain Orlando Pirates. Orlando Pirates won’t change‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, March 3, 2017 1:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "You feel the mood is better and our focus is different. We want to do better," External link

news24 Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I hope everything works well for you‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:13:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Our chairman is always the first to arrive at the village [Chiefs’ Naturena headquarters in the south of Johannesburg] and sometimes he is the last to leave‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, January 2, 2017 1:14:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela added : "Sometimes it works against you when you are playing at home and your people are not happy and they are edgy," External link

news24 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:53:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Up until when we got red-carded, it looked like we were on point. Even with the red card, there were instances where you have to be opportunistic when you get those chances. The essence of playing with one man down is to stay very disciplined and very strong mentally, which I thought to an extent we did,” External link

the-star Wednesday, November 30, 2016 4:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Itumeleng Khune ) : “We will check (on Khune’s injury). He said when he went down after a save, he got a knock. So we will see and the medics will give us an update, but it’s another on the list of injuries,” “Part of our jobs as coaches is to keep working, irrespective of whatever. So whatever happens, you have got to get the machine moving, with or without wheels, with or without parts. Keep working, that’s all we do” External link

the-star Wednesday, November 30, 2016 4:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Whether I like it or not, by just being at Chiefs, a draw is not good enough,” “You just have to keep winning and obviously where I am sitting I know there’s still a lot of work to be done. I still have to focus on my work, focus on my job. Unfortunately, I can’t look back and regret it. I just have to learn from the past because I won’t be able to move on if I keep looking backwards” External link

the-star Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “In my opinion, strikers are as good as their confidence,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “When we played Free State Stars, there was great energy and I don’t remember the number of chances we missed,” External link

the-star Monday, November 21, 2016 10:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "Any coach should have such hunger [to win trophies] irrespective of where they are. The only thing that gets worse with this one (Chiefs) is that you have to win everything," External link

thetimes-za Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "We were in two cup finals last season and it was not good enough. Now you can imagine if you don't even win a trophy," External link

thetimes-za Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Any coach should have such hunger [to win trophies] irrespective of where they are. The only thing that gets worse with this one [Chiefs] is that you have to win everything‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “But the performance was very good against Stars‚ and chances were created‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “With Free State Stars‚ we saw how they play. And then they’ve just changed the coach‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, November 4, 2016 7:44:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela concluded : "When playing matches such as a derby, there is an element of luck that comes into play. We created some good chances especially towards the end but our finishing was not up to standard. Credit must also go to Pirates for a tough challenge they gave us. A point is better than a loss and we look forward to our next game," External link

allafrica Monday, October 31, 2016 1:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I’m not going to lecture – I have to answer questions. One thing that we need to be very careful about is that you can’t compare them. Because an immediate comparison is an insult to them [Maritzburg and Arrows]‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, October 30, 2016 4:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I think one hell of a benefit we have is that we’re working with them on a daily basis‚ and we can see the degree of comfort and improvement‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, October 28, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "Basically, it's a principle of nature and energy that if you are too tense you won't perform," External link

thetimes-za Friday, October 28, 2016 9:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “We appreciate the run. We are thankful about it – we’re getting results‚” “But we have to be careful. You don’t go there cocky – [or] you’re going to get hurt” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Let’s hope that this narrative holds – where you say that there’s been less hype‚ so the players can go in [on Saturday]‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I wish I could tell what weather it will be tomorrow but I can only pray it becomes a sunny day‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Staying with the pack is a must. Unfortunately who we are [at Kaizer Chiefs] calls for leadership. "We must always lead the pack‚ unfortunately. And leading the pack needs a lot of hard work‚” “All that we are looking at is that this chemistry must be reinforced. We need more of ‘us’ – and the minute we are us‚ then it’s going to be us against the rest of the Premier Soccer League” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela added : “I think clean sheets are always great to keep‚ they give confidence to the defence and they would tell you that strikers win you matches but defence wins you Championships‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Go get all the matches [Stars] played so that we can zoom in and understand what had been happening [with them] but also mindful of the fact that they have just changed coaches‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “We need to monitor their attacking patterns‚” “We have‚ however‚ also seen a few elements in their approach that we should be able to explore to our advantage” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “I’m focused on the job. Show me any other PSL coach who is not under pressure‚” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "A team of this calibre‚ it’s all about trophies‚" External link

bdlive Friday, August 26, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "A team of this calibre‚ it’s all about trophies‚" External link

businessday Friday, August 26, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “A team of this calibre‚ it’s all about trophies‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "We need to be calm at the back; you cannot be desperate," External link

bdlive Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "We need to be calm at the back; you cannot be desperate," External link

businessday Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "I think one of the things that we did wrong tonight was we played to their strength, we allowed them to keep the ball in the air and didn't bring the ball down and play," External link

news24 Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela stated : "We seemed to be reluctant to play under pressure and as a result their pressing game overcame our possession and also they kept the ball in the air and we didn't bring it down," External link

news24 Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "It's going to be very tight," External link

news24 Monday, August 22, 2016 12:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "We say nothing to critics, except to say 'bring it on'. It only makes us better," External link

news24 Monday, August 8, 2016 11:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "We are up to 80% to closing our gaps, but we have to leave the 20% open for any other things that could happen," External link

news24 Monday, August 1, 2016 12:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "At the moment we are working with the squad that we have but I can't say its over and done at the moment. We still have to see what we lack and what we can get as the time goes on" External link

news24 Monday, August 1, 2016 12:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "Macha, first goal, in a derby, in his first match - I'm happy for him. And 'Tower' [Mulomowandau Mathoho] as well scored a beautiful goal - I'm happy for him too," External link

thetimes-za Monday, August 1, 2016 10:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “Macha‚ first goal‚ in a derby‚ in his first match – I’m happy for him. And ‘Tower’ [Mulomowandau Mathoho] as well scored a beautiful goal – I’m happy for him too‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Muhsin Ertugral ) : “The performances of both teams‚ I agree with the coach [Bucs counterpart Muhsin Ertugral]‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "The bar keeps rising, not only because of any other immediate circumstances or because of your own personal desire but, because of the game," "Supporters everyday demand quality; Euro 2016 has given an indication. We are also moving into the PSL season and with it comes new expectation and new anxiety" External link

news24 Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "The bar keeps rising, not only because of any other immediate circumstances or because of your own personal desire but, because of the game," "Supporters everyday demand quality; Euro 2016 has given an indication. We are also moving into the PSL season and with it comes new expectation and new anxiety" External link

news24 Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : “It’s a business model. I don’t think they [Chiefs’ rivals] have quite the same overall infrastructure we do. Our development is quite strong‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, July 29, 2016 1:58:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela comments : “Ryan is one for the future,” External link

news24 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "They are imperfect because Chiefs are not going to make it easy for you, but they are perfect because they need to move out of that zone," External link

bdlive Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:53:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela said : "They are imperfect because Chiefs are not going to make it easy for you, but they are perfect because they need to move out of that zone," External link

businessday Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:26:00 AM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "The beauty of the Chiefs match is that players rise to the occasion," External link

news24 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela told : "It becomes more of an event than a football match. It will be packed here, the players are going to enjoy it and it is a beautiful night," External link

news24 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:19:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach85.62%EN11/27/201727/11/2017
head coach2.81%EN11/27/201727/11/2017
captain1.56%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
boss0.62%EN03/02/201702/03/2017
under coach2.50%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
team‚ coach0.31%EN02/16/201716/02/2017
current coach0.62%EN02/13/201713/02/2017
embattled coach1.88%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
new coach1.25%EN09/25/201625/09/2016
under head coach0.31%EN06/06/201606/06/2016
maritzburg united coach2.50%EN03/10/201510/03/2015
Names Lang Count
Steve KomphelaEN100.00%


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