Kaizer Chiefs are under a lot of pressure from fans following their exit from the Nedbank Cup and a defeat in the PSL match as the fans were expecting to win both the trophies. The team was playing well this year after turning the corner from a slump of results last year in the first round of the season and the previous trophies which are the MTN 8 and the Telkom Knockout Cup.
Steve Komphela the Kaizer Chiefs coach is under a lot of pressure as he is still to win a trophy for the team since his arrival last season. He has tried all the combinations in the team. The new players that came in to the team were expected to deliver a trophy or two for the team but so far nothing has come their way.
The management of the team are very patient as they gave Steve enough time to find his combination. They gave him full support when the fans were asking for his sacking in the new season. He did manage to get what he was looking for during in the second round of the PSL season as the team went more than 13 games without a loss although a lot of those games were draws.
He was regarded as the new Pitso Mosimane of South African football as Chiefs were a force that was difficult to beat and went on to beat African champions Mamelodi Sundowns a few weeks ago in the PSL match. Steve is now facing the mountain as Chiefs are out of the last competition of the season which is the Nedbank Cup and the team is now slowly losing the fight for the Absa Premiership title.
Things started getting bad for Komphela and the team when they suffered a loss against Supersport United in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals last week. Even though the team managed to hold Supersport for full 90 minutes they lost in penalty shootout. They were supposed to have won the match in 90 minutes but Bernard Parker missed a penalty that was awarded to Chiefs when Dean Furman handled the ball inside the penalty box which Parker missed against the former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Riyaad Pieterse.
The PSL match against Cape Town City FC on Tuesday night was a deciding match on which Chiefs were to show the fans that they were going for the PSL title. The team played well for 90 minutes and lost concentration in the added time which led to their loss of the match. The teams were level on 2 goals each before Cape Town City FC scored a winner in added time of the match. Judas Mosiamedi scored the goals to hand his side all 3 points for the match.
The absence of Itumeleng Khune was very noticeable in the Chiefs team as the new lad Bruce Bvuma was not good enough to stop experienced Cape Town City players like Lebogang Manyama and the company. Bruce struggled to deal with most of the crosses that were played by Aubrey Ngoma who also scored a goal from the left hand side of play for Cape Town City FC.