Steve Kom­phela’s un­suc­cess­ful hunt for a striker con­tin­ues


J- Steve Kom­phela’s un­suc­cess­ful hunt for a striker must con­tinue af­ter two more tri­al­ists failed to land a con­tract at Kaizer Chiefs fol­low­ing train­ing spells.

Both Julien Ebah and Christ Mbondi were try­ing their luck at Na­turena of late as they hoped to be the an­swer to Chiefs’ strik­ing prob­lems, al­though the duo has since joined the long list of un­suc­cess­ful tri­al­ists at the club.

Over t he pas t few months, Kom­phela has had a close look at nu­mer­ous strik­ers such as Jonatan Philippe, Darren Lurie, Okiki Afo­labi and Ab­dalla Hussein Ki­lala prior to the ar­rival of Ebah and Mbondi, but none of them seemed to fit the mould and left with­out a deal.

Now, with Chiefs hav­ing a cou­ple of weeks dur­ing the in­ter­na­tional break be­fore their next game, Kom­phela may look to con­tinue his hunt for a goalscorer, a hunt that may be­come more im­por­tant de­pend­ing on the sever­ity of Gus­tavo Paez’s an­kle in­jury.

With Em­manuel Let­lotlo fac­ing months on the side­lines and Ryan Moon only re­cently back to full fit­ness, Kom­phela’s only out and out striker with ex­pe­ri­ence at present is Bernard Parker, with re­cent­lypro­moted Yusuf Bunt­ing his other op­tion to lead the line if Paez doesn’t re­cover in time to face Mamelodi Sun­downs on the 18th.

Ajax Cape Town’s at­tack­ing fielder Toriq Losper mid-

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