Chiefs' fortunes change with Steve's dress code

This year, however, he has returned a different man. He's gone with fancy shirts that have caught the eye and a jersey that hangs around his neck. And to be fair, he has a dress sense, and even though he's not superstitious his latest fashion trend has brought some good fortune.
Steve Kompela This year, however, he has returned a different man. He's gone with fancy shirts that have caught the eye and a jersey that hangs around his neck. And to be fair, he has a dress sense, and even though he's not superstitious his latest fashion trend has brought some good fortune.
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Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela is anything but superstitious. Yet, you can't help notice that since the change in his dress code, the team has not lost.

Usually, Komphela is draped in suits to go with the gold tie that represents the club's colours.

This year, however, he has returned a different man. He's gone with fancy shirts that have caught the eye and a jersey that hangs around his neck. And to be fair, he has a dress sense, and even though he's not superstitious his latest fashion trend has brought some good fortune.

The last time Chiefs lost a match was against Chippa United early in December.

The first time Komphela sported his new look was at the Nedbank Cup launch in Sandton, where he was seen having a good laugh with one of Chiefs' favourite sons ever, Doctor Khumalo, who's now technical director at Baroka.

On that occasion, Chiefs got a home draw against Golden Arrows, who they went on to beat 3-0 last Sunday.

Before the clash against Abafana Bes'thende, Chiefs had beaten Polokwane City and Baroka. They then drew with Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits.

In all, Chiefs have now gone eight matches without defeat (five wins, three draws).

Komphela's new-found dress sense has set tongues wagging on social media, with some claiming he's a copycat who stole the cardigan look from Manchester City's Pep Guardiola, but generally, the Chiefs coach has got immense praise for his match-day looks.

Let's see how he comes out against Cape Town City at FNB Stadium tomorrow and, who knows, maybe Chiefs can continue their unbeaten run.

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