Chiefs’ Komphela Hopeful That Crisis Will Be Over

Steve Komphela Is Hopeful That His Defensive Crisis Will Be Over Soon

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 16, 2018 04:55 PM

Kaizer Chiefs head coach, Steve Komphela is hopeful that his defensive crisis will be over on the weekend.

The Soweto giants went into this weekend’s encounters without the services of Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Erick Mathoho and Teenage Hadebe, with the trio currently nursing injuries.  

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In their absence, Tsepo Masilela, who made his return from an injury that kept him out since August last year, was forced to step up for the team, with Siyabonga Ngezana also reintroduced to the squad.

Amakhosi clinched a 1-0 win over Platinum Stars, keeping a clean sheet despite the absence of their key defenders.

“Rama is out, Tower (Erick Mathoho) is out, Teenage (Hadebe) is out injured and also suspended and then (Daniel) Cardoso as well, you could see that the right thigh was wrapped so we needed to be very careful and try (to) push him to the limit,” Komphela said after the game.  

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“Again you have a Cardoso who is not fully fit and you have a Tsepo (Masilela) who has not been playing and the young (Siyabonga) Ngezana I thought he will gain experience. There were stages where you thought he could have defended more intelligently but it comes with experience. He will learn from his own mistakes. 

“We hope to recover those players back as we go into the weekend’s match,” he added. 

Chiefs will now be gearing up for their Nedbank Cup semi-final clash against Free State Stars, with Komphela hopeful that the trio will return by the weekend.  


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Olerilwe Apr 17, 2018 10:22 AM
fresher news cowditor
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EagleEye Apr 17, 2018 09:33 AM
Soldier on Steve.
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NPG boy Apr 17, 2018 09:28 AM
Am watching chiefs and P.stars. I am asking myself and you ask yourself that why SK play cowZulu instady shabba. Parker instady Ntshangase and Moon instady Zuma.
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chiefs is useless Apr 17, 2018 09:11 AM
Kiwi is a good coach the thing is he is coaching cows
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Mentashe Apr 17, 2018 08:37 AM
EXCUSES WE HAVE KATSANDE WHO CAN SLOT IN AS NUMBER 4 BRING IN MEYIWA AS DEFENSIVE MID, WE WANT TO GO TO THE FINAL AT THE EXPENSE OF FREE STATE NO EXCUSES.
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Pirates_999 Apr 17, 2018 08:26 AM
Steve Khompela, Jacob Zuma and Roger De Sa same whatsapp group
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Carder305 Apr 17, 2018 08:21 AM
so, Sir Kompela, will be leaving Naturena end of this season! Knowing that Bobby doesn't really wanna pay, who will be his replacement ?
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 17, 2018 08:10 AM
I saw Pirates' fans preparing for the church today. Are they going to pray for Arrows to moer Dunu?
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indidane Apr 17, 2018 07:48 AM
Fresh News @ c0wdit0r, pleaseeee
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Boris Becker Apr 17, 2018 07:44 AM
Don't worry Sir, those cows are our daily bread...
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Schweinstriker_31 Apr 17, 2018 07:17 AM
ok
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 17, 2018 07:16 AM
Totalsport is retrenching its employees because Chiefs jerseys are no longer making sales. Board of directors blame Bobby for that.
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scoreman99 Apr 17, 2018 07:03 AM
@Anti-Rat + Zebra so Dunu players were in moria building in ur prf pic? kikikikiki
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 17, 2018 07:02 AM
You can't give me Meyiwa,Moon,Malope,Macha,Katsv airo,Chirambandare,Zulu and Ngezane, but still demand the league title/trophies.
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scoreman99 Apr 17, 2018 07:01 AM
crises fc
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 17, 2018 07:00 AM
There is no pressure at Chiefs. Komphela failed because Bobby sat on top of cheque book.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Apr 16, 2018 10:19 PM
Go to hell
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Faysal Apr 16, 2018 10:13 PM
I feel sorry for you because coaching chiefs in 2 full seasons didn't win any trophy its a shame and this one doesn't look bride
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 16, 2018 10:09 PM
Komphela is heading to Supersport united.
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Bucsfever16 Apr 16, 2018 09:54 PM
@khosiological : Noted Cowsi.

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