KOMPHELA READY FOR TOUGH POLOK­WANE CITY CHAL­LENGE

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- Kaizer Chiefs men­tor Steve Komphela has de­scribed Polok­wane City coach Bernard Molekwa as “smart” ahead of their ABSA Premier­ship meet­ing at FNB Sta­dium tomorrow (20h15).

City stunned log lead­ers Mamelodi Sun­downs in Polok­wane last week­end, com­ing from a goal down to beat the for­mer African champions 3-2 in an ex­cit­ing game.

Komphela has watched that game and would have seen how Molekwa used the likes of Jab­u­lani Maluleka, Ren­dani Ndou and Rod­ney

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Ra­m­a­galela to open up the Sun­downs defence. Af­ter that hard fought win over ‘Downs’, ‘Rise and Shine’ will no doubt be look­ing to up­set ‘Amakhosi’, but Komphela has stressed that they will be ready for what Molekwa’s team will bring on the day.

“They’ve got Maluleka, they’ve got Ra­m­a­galela who is on song and they have Ren­dani Ndou. They are busi­ness-like and they work very hard and you could see that over the week­end [against Sun­downs]. They are com­ing, so we have to be ready. They have a smart coach. He’s very hum­ble, but smart,” Komphela said ear­lier this week.

“They have con­fi­dence and you can see that the man who is sit­ting on the bench tells them ‘lis­ten you are good enough, go out there and play’. But there’s a guide.”

Chiefs cur­rently sit in fourth place on the stand­ings, eight points be­hind Sun­downs.

Komphela says it is not good enough and has called for his side to start tak­ing their chances in front of goal to give them­selves a chance of win­ning the league ti­tle.

Chiefs have scored 13 goals in 15 matches this sea­son and Komphela hopes new sign­ings Leonardo Cas­tro, Siphelele Ntshangase and Ka­belo Mahlasela, who is out nurs­ing an in­jury, can help im­prove their fin­ish­ing in front of goal.

READY: Kaizer Chiefs men­tor Steve Komphela.

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