Absa Premiership

Shabba: Blame the players, not the coach

Siphiwe Tshabalala (Gallo Images)
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Gallo Images)

Mbombela - Kaizer Chiefs skipper Siphiwe Tshabalala has leapt to the defence of head coach Steve Komphela following their PSL stalemate against Mpumalanga Black Aces on Wednesday.

Chiefs’ winless run extended to six games after sharing the spoils (2-2) with Amazayoni at Mbombela Stadium.

The 31-year-old winger was on target alongside Willard Katsande for Amakhosi, while Bongolwethu Jayiya and Zamuxolo Ngalo grabbed the goals for Aces.

Tshabalala, however, stressed that despite Chiefs’ recent poor form, there is harmony within the Naturena camp and they are willing to fight for the club and return to winning ways.

“Definitely there is chemistry and unity within the team and we are working together,” said Tshabalala.

“With the game we played, we cannot put the blame on the coach.

“We as players must take the responsibility that whether we lose or draw we must be the ones who take the stick.

“Not the coach, we have to protect the coach by bringing quality results in the team. And we should have done that last night but we were a bit unlucky with a draw.”

Chiefs will be looking to turn the tables around when they face Ajax Cape Town in their next league assignment on Saturday.