Komphela’s Praise For Chiefs’ Scoring Debutant
Steve Komphela Is Delighted With Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs head coach, Steve Komphela, praised the Amakhosi character after fighting back to beat Baroka FC 1-0, stating his happiness regarding Leonardo Castro’s scoring debut.
The Colombian was in the matchday squad for the first time since his move from Mamelodi Sundowns earlier this month, popping up in the box to smash home the winner after being introduced in the second half.
Komphela, whose side played a large chunk of the game with 10 men following Joseph Molangoane’s sending off, was delighted that they managed to convert their chances and move up to third place in the Absa Premiership table.
He told the club’s official website, “We started slow and conceded a goal in the first half. However, I am happy with the way we recovered. We showed our character and I am delighted with this victory.
“Credit to the lads, they showed professionalism. It is a great experience and confidence builder to win with 10 men.”
Reserving special praise for the debutant, Komphela said, “Castro had an excellent debut. It is good to see new players scoring. It will build his confidence. We’ve been struggling to convert our build-ups into goals and I am glad we scored four in our last two games.”
Now, with Chiefs just five points behind leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns, Komphela has hopes of lifting the title.
He said, “It is game on now. It is still a long way to go, but it’s important to remain close to the leading pack. It is showtime and it promises to be an interesting race to the finish.”
Chiefs take on Sundowns on Saturday evening as they look to close the gap even further.