Cape Town – Bloemfontein Celtic coach Steve Komphela is refusing to let the club’s current woes weigh him down, and insists he is determined to be “comfortable with discomfort”.
Siwelele have gone off the boil since their 2-1 victory over Wits on 10 November, picking up just point in their last five Premiership fixtures.
And, having reached the halfway mark in the season after a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Cape Town City at the weekend, Celtic find themselves sitting in seventh place with 21 points to their name.
However, their poor run of form has not been helped by continued uncertainty over the future of the club.
The Premiership outfit remains up for sale, with club boss Max Tshabalala having failed to agree a deal with businesswoman Sinki Leshabane back in September.
Despite all the aforementioned difficulties, Komphela remains upbeat. He told TimesLIVE website: “It’s always been tough for me‚ to the extent where I have developed a sense of not feel any toughness and I prefer it tough because when it gets tough‚ that’s when you learn.
“You don’t learn when things are easy. Maybe God wants me to be sharper… have a hell of a sharp mind… by consistently throwing me curved balls.
“I don’t remember a time when I had it easy. In fact, I want things that give me discomfort; I want to be comfortable with discomfort.
“If things are working well‚ that’s when you relax. You don’t look for alternatives. But when it gets tough‚ you start to think.
“So‚ 2019 … let it come‚ we’ll see. The only prayer that I would make is‚ ‘Almighty‚ bring me more problems‚ but also give me more wisdom’.”