Komphela hopes to extend unbeaten run

Steve Komphela says he seeks no vengeance when his team take on his former side Free State Star.

FILE: Steve Komphela. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Maritzburg United coach Steve Komphela says he is not targeting revenge when his side hosts Free State Stars in the league tonight at Harry Gwala Stadium.

Komphela parted ways with Stars in December when the team was 11th on the log with 11 points.

Since his departure Stars have dropped to 15th on the log.

Ahead of his current side's fixture against Stars, Komphela says he is focusing only on Maritzburg's performance.

"A peaceful way of living is a life without vengeance and I seek no vengeance but victory. And I'm sure the same goes with the rest of our team."

Komphela says there is no secret to how he has turned Maritzburg United's form around. In his four games in charge, United have only lost once and have climbed the table up to 13th place.

And with the team targeting top eight this season, Komphela says it is the team's desire to survive relegation.

"It's just the willingness of the players and the quality that we have here. It's not about what I did but it's about the response that one got here. It's pleasing that there is more about finding the hearts of one another here and that's why we're performing well."