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Komphela’s Seven Most Ineffective Chiefs Signings

Kaizer Chiefs Made Many Ineffective Signings During Steve Komphela's Reign

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 23, 2018 05:16 PM

Kaizer Chiefs made plenty of signings during Steve Komphela’s reign as the club’s head coach, but several of them never even got off the ground at Naturena.

Check out the stats of some of Komphela's most ineffective signings in the gallery above

Komphela vacated his position with the Glamour Boys over the weekend following the 2-0 Nedbank Cup defeat to Free State Stars and the violence that followed, with Bobby Motaung announcing that he was leaving with immediate effect.

Following the resignation of head coach Steve Komphela, Kaizer Chiefs have decided that Patrick Mabedi will take charge of the first team for the remainder of the 2017/2018 season," read a statement from the club on Monday. 

Read: Chiefs' Statement On 'Rampant Thuggery'

While there have been a handful of successful signings by Chiefs in recent years, there are many who failed to make the grade and some who left without even getting the chance to make their club debut.

The likes of Sula Matovu, Bongani Ndulula, Keegan Ritchie, Lewis Macha, Keagan Buchanan and Siyanda Xulu were all signed with Komphela at the helm but each failed to make more than 10 Absa Premiership appearances, with all but Buchanan having subsequently left Naturena.

Meanwhile, Enocent Mkhabela joined Chiefs only to leave for Platinum Stars without getting the chance to don the famous gold and black in a single competitive fixture.

In total, 26 players were signed by Chiefs during Komphela’s time at the club, but only a handful of them have gone on to make any real positive impact at the club.

Who do you think was Steve Komphela’s worst signing? Is their decline his fault? 


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Iminald Khosified Apr 24, 2018 06:01 PM
What happened when you try to do service in your car yet you don't change old oil,and you bought second hand parts without guarantee?
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STOANICIOUS Apr 24, 2018 10:36 AM
Some of them were never given a fair chance.
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Mkhwengxeli Apr 24, 2018 09:34 AM
Steve Komphela's tenure as the head coach was the worst period in the entire history of this club.
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Gandanga Apr 24, 2018 07:03 AM
They always sign average cows and why should they expect positive results.
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clemz7 Apr 24, 2018 04:28 AM
@dr ss zondi I think financial Khosination is OK just need the ryt coach, I guess Chiefs has more players who earn more money in Psl
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Myaka weliPhefeni Apr 24, 2018 12:20 AM
Ndulula and mathovu,,luk a table cover infront of Bobby in this picture kwaaaaaaa this guy didnt belong in futball crc
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JAWS OF LIFE Apr 23, 2018 10:43 PM
Edward Mangqele & Siphelele Mthembu
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dr ss zondi Apr 23, 2018 10:36 PM
Very good analysis,26 players,compare the quality of those 26 players compared to Sundowns 26.You'll realise the importance and the meaning of quality, Chiefs' management is feeling the pressure from Patrice Motsepe.Football is business,and business is Science.There is always competition in business and to compete you need "brains",Kaizer must sell some of his shares to people with financial muscle,we have massive support but we need financial power to compete with Sundowns or simple admit that Sundowns is the number 1 team in South Africa
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thokoza_walikhosi Apr 23, 2018 08:53 PM
Ndulula was the worst cow of all.
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Mketule 1 Apr 23, 2018 08:39 PM
Xulu wasted his time there.
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So-Mathabo-KBY Apr 23, 2018 08:07 PM
Ey maan stop lying to the masses wena dom cowditor these are all Bobby's signings, Bra Steve never signed any cow for Cowsi. He even admitted that they signed Ntshangase for the hooligans not for the team hence he was benching him
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Bridgertte Layun. Apr 23, 2018 05:49 PM
Dario Monteiro fooled Zebras about his client Macha
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drug addict wash & wear Apr 23, 2018 05:48 PM
@banned lwandle aka @wash n wear was dancing up and down when macha scored that fluke header against bucs
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drug addict wash & wear Apr 23, 2018 05:47 PM
remember the name machaaa
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bucshooligan 1 Apr 23, 2018 05:41 PM
Who signed them kante?They are now looking at scapegoats
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Apr 23, 2018 05:39 PM
Cowditor you're drunk now, the legendary Sir Komphela never made those signings but they were forced down his throat by the arrogant Bobby. #We will forever miss Sir Komphela.
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Munangwangwa Apr 23, 2018 05:37 PM
They signed below average players for him
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tebogo gm mahlaba Apr 23, 2018 05:33 PM
We need to blame the management,they push khomphela to feil in this team,they never bring the quality players to the team from long time ago,untill the last six month's of khomphela's contract,that's when they start to sign the likes of castro,Mahlasela,Ntshangase,in reality the was no time for them to sattle in the team,castro was not playing at downs,Mahlasela long term injury,Ntshangase still adjusting in the team.the management feiled us.
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collen marumo matjeke Apr 23, 2018 05:31 PM
The heading is misleading... " Bobby's seven ineffective Chiefs singings ".

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