Igesund happy with Mphela

2014-05-12 14:02
Katlego Mphela (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach, Gordon Igesund, has revealed he is happy with the progress being made by Kaizer Chiefs striker, Katlego Mphela.

According to the soccerladuma website, the hitman, nicknamed 'Killer', has now found the back of the net four times in his last four appearances for the club.  

Initially, Mphela had a slow start to life at Naturena after struggling with a lack of fitness and match sharpness. 'Killer's' lack of game time for his previous club, Mamelodi Sundowns, seemed to contribute to his struggles in front of goal.

Nonetheless, with four goals to his name as a Chiefs player, it could be a sign that the Brits-born star is still capable of delivering the goods. In addition, the club have confirmed that the 29-year-old will undergo a specialized pre-season training regime in order to get him ready for the 2014/15 campaign.

Mphela's return to form has been greeted warmly by Igesund, who expressed his happiness that Bafana's third all-time leading scorer still had the quality to score goals. His comment suggested that the player may still have a future at international level.  

Igesund told the Siya crew, "He's doing well and is playing on a regular basis now. He started the past few games and has scored a few goals. It doesn't matter who the player is, it's always nice to see strikers finding their form and scoring."

"Whether it's Mphela or a Bernard Parker, it's what they do, you know. It breeds confidence and  I'm happy about his form. He's getting game time and is getting confidence so that's excellent. I don't think there's ever been any doubt about his ability to score goals - I feel he's slowly making his way back and I'm glad to see it."

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