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Komphela Comments On Benni's Changes For Chiefs Clash

Steve Komphela Comments On Benni McCarthy's Changes To His Squad

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 14, 2017 04:05 PM

Kaizer Chiefs head coach, Steve Komphela, thinks that Benni McCarthy can’t be faulted for the several changes he made to his squad following the fixture against Bidvest Wits on the weekend. 

Cape Town City booked their place in the final of the MTN8 competition on Sunday, September 10, following a double-legged win over The Students.

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However, coming into Wednesday night’s Absa Premiership clash against Chiefs at the Cape Town Stadium, City head coach, McCarthy, opted to make several changes to his MTN8 winning team introducing the likes of Sage Stephens and Tshepo Gumede, to replace Shuaib Walters and Taariq Fielies respectively.

Speaking after Chiefs’ 2-0 victory over the Citizens, Coach Komphela said that he understood why McCarthy opted to make so many changes ahead of the game.

“I must respect Benni, in fact I thought that it was very wise of him because if you just played a highly intense match, I don’t know who’s your next fixture and to be honest and genuine with you, it is only logical and sensible that any other manager would have thought likewise,” Komphela told media in the post-match conference.

“He decided to go for Edmilson compared to Seedat, Edmilson had a decent game as well, Fielies was not there but Gumede and Robyn did a good job and unfortunately Putsche got injured and all that, but Matsi, Nodada, I thought, you can’t fault Benni for that and any other manager could have and if you were to think otherwise, if he had played the same team in Johannesburg, would they have come out the same way? It might not have and then you start regretting if I could, if I would. It was no surprise because all the players they have there are very capable, honest respect to that,” he added.


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KUNZIMA KHOSI Joined: 09 Sep 2017
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KUNZIMA KHOSI Sep 15, 2017 10:21 PM
MA COACH NOW IS BIG HEADED AFTER A WIN,STEVE DEAL WITH CHIEFS PROBLEMS HAYI LOKHO USITSHELA LANA,PHELA UBENN UNAYO XPRIENCE YAKUDLALA IBHOLA
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Vhivha Sep 15, 2017 11:43 AM
Steve, to silence all your critics you have to find luck and more luck, apply your experience and tactics, motivate your players, introduce and mix your new signings with the experienced and efficient players and once done, you will be hitting a free scoring highway, and by so doing lemons will become lemonades and all your critics will be singing your praises
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khosified_jco Sep 15, 2017 10:04 AM
Its not like Chiefs didnt make any changes also, our entire defence was changed, so theres no excuse here
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EagleEye Sep 15, 2017 08:24 AM
How can Bennie make so many changes from the winning team? Six changes?
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Gizaretti_legendary Sep 15, 2017 08:19 AM
Were they touching tongue-to-tongue in the second picture? Things that we shall see...
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zwaim Sep 15, 2017 08:02 AM
Benni did that to save your job and he has a chance to win his first trophy,good luck Benni
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Madredz Sep 15, 2017 05:10 AM
Unlike you who always field madalas week in and week out even though they are not performing. I hope you learn a thing or two from Benny.
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seisokk@gmail.com Sep 15, 2017 04:27 AM
As long as da coach is still Kompela,I'm happy 'cause again,there'll b no trophies come da end of da season! Bucs till I father 10 identical twins!
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ForeverFearless27 Sep 15, 2017 12:54 AM
This CTC team is no longer a threat to us. They made a blunder by letting go of That Sim character and that Manyama .
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Kc nation Sep 15, 2017 12:11 AM
He selected Meyiwa due injury player he wasn't gonna select him if there was no injury
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Blaq T Sep 15, 2017 12:05 AM
Tshabalala tormented edmilson
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tiyiselani_thaba Sep 14, 2017 10:28 PM
Atleast this time around u gave the newly promoted Metiwa a run,big ups Cowmpela but as for Zulu and Moleko they were given a run due to injuries to the players playing their poaitions in Masilela and Mphahlele. A big test is coming against the underperforming Wits on weekend lets wait n see!!!
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Mandie07 Sep 14, 2017 10:20 PM
Come on guy's Benni this Cowmpela that. Chiefs won Citizens lost end of the story there's still an upcoming 2nd leg marn
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Sbulabops01 Sep 14, 2017 09:54 PM
Just beat Wits n shut their mouths up again
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Asandawalikhosi1 Sep 14, 2017 09:47 PM
I applaud you Sir Khompela for fielding young Meyiwa, Jayiya and Zulu. U were brave too!
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Lindelani Prince Shange Sep 14, 2017 09:31 PM
Chiefs
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Sep 14, 2017 08:40 PM
Shut up and prepare for Saturday's game wena Steve we demand another 3points in the bag. Wits will come gunblazing on us fighting for their first win. Stop chopping around the winning team keep Twala & Paez as subs to kill the game.
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Khosi-Koi Sep 14, 2017 08:33 PM
@Duke two ,But he selected young Meyiwa without a fear, so what do you mean?
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Khosi-Koi Sep 14, 2017 08:30 PM
Respect ur opponents
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Taribo_Lito Sep 14, 2017 08:20 PM
There is one thing that you will never take away from Coach Steve and that's his humble personality, his respect for his coleagues and most importantly his respect for the Game. You hardly if ever hear Steve bad mouthing a colleague, a team, a player or supporters. Amadoda anjalo ke

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