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Komphela – The Secret Behind Stellies Success

Lamontville Golden Arrows head coach Steve Komphela has praised Stellenbosch FC for laying the foundations for their current success after surviving relegation in the 2020/21 season.

Arrows suffered a 3-0 defeat at Danie Craven Stadium on Worker’s Day, and Stellenbosch extended their unbeaten run to 25 matches in all competitions.

The Cape Winelands side have grown in leaps and bounds and are currently fighting for the CAF Champons League spot, with Komphela explaining they re reaping the rewards they planted after surviving relegation in 2020/21 after playing a goalless draw with Arrows in KwaZulu Natal.

“Must we also quick to remind that this Stellenbosch team, [in] 2020/21 survived relegation in KZN,” Komphela told iDiski Times.

“2020/21, that was their turning point. From 2020/21 they got to position four, then it was position six and this is where they at.

“[It’s a] process, if they had not believed in the process, if they had not invested in the process, they wouldn’t be were they at right now.

“So we should not forget the culmination of the current record is because of the work they put in as soon as they almost got relegated in 2020/21.

“So do people then have an understanding of the process, can people then relate to what is happening now in Stellenbosch in relation to where they had been in 2020?

“It tells you that if you’re patient enough, you build properly and you know where to do it, you’ll get results. It’s all about patience.”

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.