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Komphela’s Praise For Chiefs’ Scoring Debutant

Steve Komphela Is Delighted With Kaizer Chiefs

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 22, 2018 02:14 PM
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. 
 

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Butigivy Joined: 23 Jan 2018
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Butigivy Jan 23, 2018 02:27 PM
one way or the other we bucs fans will be happy on sat , should chips win , we will be fine provided we beat stars cos the gap will be closed a bit , and should dunu win it will still be fine as we will not witness noise from next door, draw is still fine as both teams will be droping points
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Diski-nine-nine! Jan 23, 2018 01:56 PM
Now Bobby must just open his father's cheque-book and sign Khama Billiat...no questions-no asking for discount. After all the cheque-book belongs to?.......Yes, his father!
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Mashia1950 Jan 23, 2018 09:27 AM
He's a brilliant striker, exactly what they need to boost their striking force. Well-done Leo
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Sbo Mhlongo Jan 22, 2018 11:09 PM
Amakhosi ajabulile
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aubreysadawana Jan 22, 2018 06:09 PM
This zebra meat came in the right on January, we will enjoy a nice braai.
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MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC Jan 22, 2018 06:06 PM
Wake up Bra Steve and see what's best for the team and stop benching Zuma because he is a good player and is doing very well so far. He deserve a starting lineup
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phuti hlahla1223 Jan 22, 2018 05:43 PM
Steve pls don't field George Maluks bcoz this Guy is providing nothing to the team!!simple Mr Coach!!partner castro and paez))) Katsande and Ntshangase)) LW Shaba then RW Zuma))) RB Mathoho then LB Zulu )) then Hadebe and Cardoso))) obvious Khune btween poles!!! Subs Moon and Meyiwa can come late in the game!!!
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Mtwesi Jan 22, 2018 05:34 PM
We need a gallery Mr editor of Castro please
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Iminald Khosified Jan 22, 2018 05:22 PM
Chiefs needs a player who will replace Maluleka I don't see any progress from him
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Duzvirembiti Jan 22, 2018 05:17 PM
@Vongani! They play football hence goals are produced. The other team parks a double Dekker bus and in the process producing dull football not worth watching.
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Duzvirembiti Jan 22, 2018 05:13 PM
Good player indeed
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setlaboswana Jan 22, 2018 05:10 PM
@Xolisa{khosificated} and fau queen, @Vongani will be the first to go into hiding come Saturday evening.
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setlaboswana Jan 22, 2018 05:06 PM
@Xolisa{khosificated}, I understand your excitement, I mean over excitement, but for you to think fau are far much better than Mighty Downs, is taking matters too far.
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the fat one.,pizza Jan 22, 2018 04:46 PM
I feel sorry for the calf madisha and the slow giraffe nasimento ,moon and castro gonna make them cry after 90 mins
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Jan 22, 2018 04:35 PM
NB-chiefs ddnt defeat kgoloko's boys it was a deal btwn two tycoons to silence chiefs fans come wknd dipopo sal dance
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Xolisa{khosificated} Jan 22, 2018 04:27 PM
@Vongani! Yes member.... We all know that if our two deadliest strikers give dunsa tough tym, then they will get 3 points in return.
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Vongani! Jan 22, 2018 04:18 PM
@Xolisa{khosificated} ,,hi ,,moon and Castro are going to give dunu taugh time
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Vongani! Jan 22, 2018 04:16 PM
@setlaboswana ,hahahaha lol,,you call pierats vs dunu a high profile game(s)?,,shame on you,,,,those are amateurs they produce 18 goals in four games against each other sies
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Xolisa{khosificated} Jan 22, 2018 04:12 PM
@ZZ2 vs Papa charles Those days with that kind of stats are gone maybe ur team can achieve that so that you can c our reaction...
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Jan 22, 2018 04:01 PM
i hope chiefs luz two games per row n draw nxt two n win nxt two n luz two i want to see fans's reaction

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