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Komphela Critical Of Chiefs Strikers

Komphela Critical Of Chiefs Strikers

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 05, 2018 11:14 AM
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela was critical of his strikers for not keeping it 'simple' against Free State Stars. 
 
The AmaKhosi moved up to third in the Absa Premiership after beating Ea Lla Koto 1-0 thanks to a late winner from Teenage Hadebe.
 
However, Komphela felt Ryan Moon and Leonardo Castro did not take advantage of the Stars central defensive pairing.
 
"I would not be doing justice if I were not to compliment Free State Stars for the fight they put, they're a hard nut to crack," Komphela told SuperSport after the game.
 
"The goalkeeper (Sangare) did a splendid job. I thought Itu (Khune) did well under conditions, you expect goalkeepers to always be there. It was a game of concentration. 
 
 
"Although, the first half we failed to take advantage of the fact that we were playing Moon and Castro against Mahamutsa and Keita. We could have been more practical. conditions like these, you can't complicate your game, you have to keep it simple, which I thought we failed. 
 
"One of our desires is to see our people enjoy football. A little bit of it showed today but there were great saves by the goalkeeper. I thought the goalkeeper did very well. There was one (save) from Castro. There was about two saves, the one from Parker. Compliment to him, no wonder he was given Man of the Match.
 
"You can't give up, and knowing that you can have people who can kill games, whenever there's a set play, there's hope.
 
"I thought Pule (Ekstein) got into those small spaces and created a couple chances, we just need to take them. 
 

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khosibybirth548 Joined: 18 Jul 2013
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khosibybirth548 Apr 05, 2018 04:48 PM
@Flipping lyf To be honest, I don't have a problem with the 3-5-2, but it requires efficient and offensive wingbacks
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Anti_komphela Apr 05, 2018 02:50 PM
@Mokaketsunke If Komphela will not be our coach next season
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Star...less...idiot!!! Joined: 19 Nov 2017
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Star...less...idiot!!! Apr 05, 2018 02:14 PM
We played and collect 3points so noise is about what we are in a cocompetion our job is to support team and let steve do his job
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Mashia1950 Joined: 29 Aug 2017
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Mashia1950 Apr 05, 2018 01:56 PM
He is playing with too many defensive players
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Mtwesi Joined: 17 Aug 2016
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Mtwesi Apr 05, 2018 01:51 PM
Don't undermine mahamutsa and keita please cowmpela
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KhothaKhosi Apr 05, 2018 01:37 PM
We started the game with only 2 creative players in midfield. Why is Steve obsessed with defending so much? No proper service for the strikers. How will they score goals if they are chasing scraps all the time?! Eish mara.
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Mokaketsunke Joined: 24 Mar 2018
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Mokaketsunke Apr 05, 2018 01:30 PM
Find the good striker next season like Musona etc . . .
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Flipping lyf Joined: 21 Apr 2017
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Flipping lyf Apr 05, 2018 01:21 PM
@khosibybirth548 mate u know our khosination that line-up can win us lots of trophy
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Muthukhapfe Apr 05, 2018 01:16 PM
Chippa United coach Vladislav Herić says he cannot compare Kaizer Chiefs with Mamelodi Sundowns as he believes that the Chloorkop-based side is bigger and stronger than the Naturena outfit. The Chilli Boys lost 2-0 to Masandawana on Wednesday night in the Absa Premiership ahead of their encounter with Amakhosi this Saturday. “Sundowns were the champions of Africa (in 2016) and Kaizer Chiefs are not,” said Herić. “These are different teams. In all the positions, Sundowns have very strong players. They have three national team goalkeepers. Come on… we do not need to compare Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs,” he added. Chippa will be looking to complete a maiden league double over the Glamour Boys as they beat Chiefs 1-0 in the first round. However, the Serbian does acknowledge that Steve Komphela’s third-placed Chiefs will be favorites on Saturday. “But for us, it is the same thing because we consider them (Chiefs) as favorites in the game and we have to respect that. It will keep us on our toes and make us hungrier to win the game,” he said. “When I was a player I liked those kinds of games and I performed better. I expect the same from my players, to put in more seriousness, more effort and dedication to those games because these are the games that they prove who they are and put themselves on the market,” Herić concluded.
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chaledi Joined: 22 Sep 2015
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chaledi Apr 05, 2018 01:15 PM
Enough about the explanations. It is time you deliver a trophy to Naturena. The family business is thirsty.
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Flipping lyf Joined: 21 Apr 2017
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Flipping lyf Apr 05, 2018 01:15 PM
Do u think there's team u can score against with 6 defenders wena cowmphela we a tired of ur lame excuse those strike need more creative midfield to be offensive not ur defensive tactics
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setlaboswana Apr 05, 2018 01:11 PM
@Boris Becker, @Xolisa{khosificated}, wise men state their case without using vulgar language.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Apr 05, 2018 01:03 PM
@khosibybirth548, it is a complicated subject..
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yanganobanda@gmail.com Apr 05, 2018 01:00 PM
He should just bench Katsande and put in Ntshangase..i think he will combine well with Ekstein and create chances for both Moon and Castro
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setlaboswana Apr 05, 2018 12:57 PM
Which strikers? Is he not defending with 9 payers?
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khosibybirth548 Joined: 18 Jul 2013
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khosibybirth548 Apr 05, 2018 12:55 PM
Am glad that people are beginning to get the point.
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khosibybirth548 Apr 05, 2018 12:52 PM
I've never seen a coach as delusional and clueless as Steve. There's nothing wrong with strikers. The problem is his selection. 1. When the team requires an injection of new ideas during a match, he pulls out a strike, like-for-like, instead of tweaking the midfield. Ecksteen is good driving the team forward, however, the only player who can develop into a creative genius, Ntshangase, is benched. The team uses wingbacks, but flies with one wing cos Zulu doesn't give us class on the left. As a result a player like Rama is overworked. If this stupid coach can play Shabba on the left, that would create a balance between the two flanks. Drop Zulu and in the place of Shabba in the middle, give Ntshangase a run with Ecksteen. That would mean that the force of Ecksteen would combine with the football brains of Ntshangase, which is what Chiefs need. In the frontline- either Jayiya or Zuma should start with Castro. Ensure that they do all the dirty work that Castro is currently doing. It is pathetic for Castro to be crossing balls when he should be in the 18-area finishing. Start Moon on the bench because he and Castro together is a duplication. Anyone who understand football can probably see that Moon instils no confidence whenever he tries to run to the side. Zuma or Jayiya can do that function. So the starting 11 would be- Khune, Mathoho, Cardoso, Radebe, Shabba, Rama, Katsande, Ecksteen, Ntshangase, Zuma, Castro. Then I will believe that Steve is playing an attacking 3-5-2 formation.
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 05, 2018 12:44 PM
Eikstein at 27, we are told that he is coming well. Hehe hehe hehe
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 05, 2018 12:42 PM
At Chiefs you need to be tall to succeed because Chiefs depend on Nyawana's(Shabba) helicopter crosses/set pieces/corners to score.
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Hafid Apr 05, 2018 12:11 PM
Komphela wa hlanya, how can he expect the strikers to do well yet they don't have supply. There is no creativity in his game plan. Amakhosi under him have never played an offensive soccer because he is more concern about not conceding than his team scoring goals. No wonder he plays with five defenders, three midfielders, and two strikers…. where’s creativity? There sooner Komphela leaves the better so that the new coach can start preparing for next season and identify those who are surplus to requirements.

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