section of Amakhosi faithful has on several occasions called for Komphela’s head, but Shabba revealed the players want the coach to stay and turn things around
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala has dismissed suggestions that his teammates are no longer willing to play for Steve Komphela.
The 49-year-old mentor has been under immense pressure this past weeks as Amakhosi have been unable to hit form, but Shabba said the players are fully behind their coach.
“It’s not a nice situation to be in currently – for the team, players and most importantly for the coach – but we are fully behind the coach,” Shabba told reporters gathered at Naturena on Monday.
“We support him, and the only way to show that we believe in him and we want him to stay and succeed is through performances and results,” he said.
Tshabalala added that seeing the supporters throwing water bottles at Komphela after every game is starting to affect the entire.
“It definitely gets to us, it’s not a nice situation to witness because he’s not only a coach, but he’s a father, husband, brother and a good human being,” added Shabba.
The former skipper is confident that they will soon turn the corner and start winning games on a regular basis.
“It’s not nice to see what has been happening in recent weeks but we can only change that, like I’ve said, through good performances and positive results,” said Tshabalala.
The Glamour Boys are winless in their last eight matches in all competitions.
They take on Bloemfontein Celtic in the league on Wednesday night, and they will be desperate to win and ease the pressure on Komphela.