Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela is desperate to win his first major trophy with the club.
The 50-year-old finds solace in the belief that it's darkest before dawn as his side target this season's Nedbank Cup.
It's a last chance saloon for Komphela, who has failed to deliver a major trophy at Amakhosi since he was appointed ahead of the 2015/16 season.
"How long must we wait? Not for me but the supporters. Go back and check the Telkom Knockout with Sundowns in Durban," Komphela told The Sowetan.
Amakhosi were pitted against Lamontville Golden Arrows in the Last 32 encounter on Monday.
"It does not happen when you have two penalties in a cup final and come up with nothing," he continued.
Komphela guided Amakhosi to the MTN8 Cup and Telkom Knockout Cup finals, but they lost both games.
"Against Ajax in the MTN8, a penalty, and then they score. Look at the semifinal of the TKO against Wits [last November]," he continued.
Komphela insists his team will not begin the competition against Arrows with a feeling that they have bad luck.
"We will go for it like any other match, not at the back of our minds with the thinking [we may lose]," he added.
"Everybody who plays against Chiefs, they pitch up. All our matches are extremely difficult," he concluded.