Komphela On Chiefs’ Transfers: We Have Two Slots…
Steve Komphela Has Discussed Kaizer Chiefs' Transfers
Kaizer Chiefs head coach, Steve Komphela, says that there are two slots in their team that they are trying to fill and will keep looking even after the transfer window has closed.
The Amakhosi failed to win all three of their opening games in the Absa Premiership and MTN8 so far this season, losing twice to SuperSport United and beating Bloemfontein Celtic, results which have seen the fans become restless.
Many supporters are not happy with the lack of big-name signings that the club have made, but Komphela says that their lack of business is not due to a lack of trying.
Speaking to the media this week, the Glamour Boys’ head coach explained, “We’re still battling. There’s one thing we should understand. When you’re working in a system, you are the system. It’s very important for one – irrespective of pressure – not to become something like you are outside the system, you are the system.
“We’re trying to sort out things. One of them, he’s a striker, we have two slots and I mentioned in Bloemfontein that we’re trying to manipulate that before the window closes we get this person in to help us. If not then there’s going to be somebody good enough who has got his clearance even after the 31st. Then we’ll go for them.”
“There are players that we’ve targeted,” he added. “And I’m sure we’ve gone through a list of 20. It’s not through our lack of willingness to get these players. One player we were looking at went to Turkey, another went to Greece. The other went to Sweden.
“In South America, in Europa, in Africa, we’re searching, but we want to take the right decisions. I think the responsibility (of) any coach is that, when you take a decision, you’re not taking it in your best interests, it’s in the long-term interests of the club… You need to have the right player coming in.”
Chiefs now have less than a week to bring in anybody who is currently contracted to a club, but have until mid-September before their next game, giving them time to prepare for Cape Town City.