Katsande refuses to blame coach Komphela for Kaizer Chiefs’ woes

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SOUTH Africa: Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande says it’s unfair to only blame coach Steve Komphela for the club’s poor form.
Chiefs are yet to register a win this season in three matches across all competitions, with fans heavily criticsing under-fire coach Steve Komphela, yet Katsande says the players must raise their hands to change the situation around.
“It’s unfair to criticise the coach because we are a club, it’s like us as players criticising our own players,” Katsande said during the Vodacom hand-over of R50 000 to Edenvale based charity organisation Community Provision and Social Services today.
“So I think it’s unfair; we need to take responsibility and raise our hands and say, ‘now we need to play better’. I think that’s the main thing and not to single out an individual … that’s unfair.”
Katsande believes his side’s main problem has been the way they have been conceding goals: three of their four goals they conceded this season came in the first half and the Zimbabwean wants to see that change.
“We are working on that to change the situation. The only people who can change that is us who are in the situation,” Katsande said.
“It is just a matter of time until we will get it right. I think we just need to bury the chances we create and also to avoid conceding in the first half. That’s our big setback for now.
“We are working towards pulling out from this situation; like I said, we are the only people who will take ourselves out of this position. We just need to stick together and be mentally strong and try to turn the tables around.”
Chiefs will look to do just that as they travel to face Highlands Park in their next league encounter on Wednesday.