Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela believes his side are
prepared for the 2017/18 campaign, despite completing their pre-season
with defeat to Chippa United.
Amakhosi suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Chilli Boys in last weekend's
Premier's Cup at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in East London. A late strike from
Katlego Mashego handed the victory to Chippa.
Nonetheless, a number of changes were made in the encounter as
Komphela ran the rule over Argentine trialist Jonathan Philippe as well
as recent new signing Bhongolethu Jayiya. In addition, teenage
midfielder Wiseman Meyiwa also saw some action.
"In as much as you want to win pre-season friendlies, it's not the
ultimate objective," he said. "You want to see players and we saw what
"So all we want to see is if you take out (Willard) Katsande and put
in (Wiseman) Meyiwa, the team must still be there. We are happy with
what we have and we are ready for the season."
Chiefs have a challenging start to the new season with an MTN8 clash
with SuperSport United on 12 August, before facing Bloemfontein Celtic
in the Premiership eight days later.
Kick off is at 20:15.