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Komphela hails striking options

2016-07-31 11:35
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has admitted he has a wealth of attacking options at his disposal ahead of the 2016/17 Absa Premiership campaign.

Komphela made the admission after steering his side to a 2-0 victory over Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Erick Mathoho opened the scoring in the second half of the clash at FNB Stadium, before substitute and new signing Lewis Macha doubled Chiefs' advantage in the fifth minute of injury-time.

And, with several other attacking players waiting for their chance, Komphela is facing a real selection poser.

"We're playing one leading striker with a number 10 joining in," he was quoted as saying by KickOff.

"I'll count the number of strikers: Macha, Letlotlo, Katsvairo, Moon, Manqele, Mthembu, eh... The list is going on and on, you must choose one.

"You have to identify the ones who will do a job for you; quantity vs quality. All these players are quality, but it will be a question of rank and file; who's on form?

"'Jabu' [Manqele] has been training tremendously well. He looks trim; he looks mean. He's ready to go.

"There's also Katsvairo as well. There's also Letlotlo, who we played out wide. We've got Parker who did tremendously well, and we've got the young Moon."

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