You owe us: Steve Komphela reminds Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune

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Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs and Steve Komphela, coach of Kaizer Chiefs during the Orlando Pirates press conference at the Absa Tower in Johannesburg on the 27 October 2016©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix
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South Africa's favourite football wordsmith Steve Komphela sent a message to veteran Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune after Mamelodi Sundowns celebrated the DStv Premiership title win.

It is Komphela's first PSL title win as a coach after the Brazilians shockingly lured him to Chloorkop before the start the season to take charge as a senior coach alongside co-head coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena.

Sundowns celebrated the title win in a rain of yellow confetti after claiming a convincing 3-0 win over a visiting Cape Town City at Loftus Stadium on Saturday.

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Soon after, on Sunday, Komphela, who is never shy of sharing a word of encouragement and is known around the country for his poetic post-match interviews, took to Twitter to interact with his more than 130 000 followers.

He said: "At a position of privilege, be humble. At a position of underprivileged, silently focus on your dreams. Knowing pain helps you understand others' pain. We rejoice, but measured, because others are reeling. We are thankful @Masandawana, The Pres, Chair, Board, everyone involved."

Komphela, who previously mentored Free State Stars, Maritzburg United, Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs, received a message from Khune as well.

The 'keeper congratulated his former coach and vowed that next season Amakhosi, who finished eight on the DStv Premiership standings, will be back challenging for honours.

"Congratulations Mokwetlisi @komphelasteve we coming back strong next season," said Khune.

Komphela was never going to allow Khune to get the last word and said that he hopes both Amakhosi and Orlando Pirates are vying for the title next season.

He said: "Thank you MADÉ! We are waiting by the near post, far post well covered as well. A stronger @KaizerChiefs, very competitive @orlandopirates makes the Premiership stronger, the game develops further. It would be great to have a fierce competition with supporters in. You owe us!"


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