KOMPHELA READY FOR TOUGH POLOKWANE CITY CHALLENGE
- 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
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.