PSL : “Steve must go” – Chiefs fans chants
Kaizer Chiefs fans who were disturbed by the 2-1 defeat from Supersport united sang “Steve must go” song in frustration on Wednesday evening at FNB Stadium.
Some raised placards which were recorded “Bobby buy quality players!!! Enough with freebies.”
This game seemed to be the game of two halves as Supersport united seemed to be determined in putting the game to bed in the first 45 minutes.
The fact that Eric Mathoho was red-carded just after 7 minutes following a tackle he made on Bradley Grobler who was facing Khuzwayo, made Matsatsantsa a petori to exploit all the spaces but couldn’t convert most of their chances.
In the second half Amakhosi came back gun blazing and their effort were rewarded when Gustavo Paez made a simple tap which restored some hope in the Amakhosi camp.
Speaking after this game, Chiefs coach Steve Komphela who seemed to be very emotional on the night said one can’t predict what could have happened if it was eleven for eleven.
“Looking how it unfolded tonight, early red card, suffering the second goal in the first half, going in the dressing room 2-0 but came out fighting. It could have been 2-2. We played well. We were fighting” added the Chiefs mentor.”
Komphela also mentioned that they are striving to get a player who will come and assist in the striking department.
“We are trying to get this person who’s going to help us if not there’s gotta be somebody who’s good enough who’s got his clearance with them even after the 31st then we shall go for them.”
” I’m sure we’ve gone through a list of 20 and it is not out of our lack of willingness to get these players, we want to take a right decision”. Explained Komphela on the issue of adding new players before the window period closes.
Amakhosi have played three games including a cup game and they’ve got nothing to show for it. One will say its still early to judge komphela, however the fans on the stands can’t take anymore.
The pressure is mounting on Komphela to deliver. It remains to be seen whether he can turn the tables around with his troops and restore hopes of clinching something in this season following the past two barren seasons.
On the other hand, coach Tinkler was thrilled to take home full three points after this defeat over Amakhosi.
“We created a couple of chances, I thought we could have come at half time 4-0 up looking at the chances Wome had” explained the former bafana midfielder.
He added that in the second half his boys dropped too deep allowing Chiefs to come at them which led to them conceding a goal as Chiefs probed.
The next game for Amakhosi will be away in Cape town where they will be face Cape town City on the 13th September.