Cape Town - Fabian McCarthy has given his verdict on his two former clubs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kazier Chiefs, ahead of the start of the new campaign.
Amakhosi have made a whole raft of changes to their playing personnel in the off-season, with Komphela bringing in Sibusiso Khumalo, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Enocent Mkhabela, Lewis Macha, Mitchell Katsvairo and Edmore Chirambadare, while also promoting exciting young striker Emmanuel Letlotlo to the first team.
They will be aiming to improve on a disappointing 2015/16 campaign, that saw them finish in fifth place, 25 points behind champions Sundowns.
"I have watched the new Kaizer Chiefs signings in action and they seem to have the discipline to excel for the club," McCarthy told KickOff.
"Chiefs will definitely want to win the league because of the status of the club. While they have the kind of players capable of bringing success to the club, much will depend on how they will gel in as a unit. Their first matches will be crucial," he concluded.
When asked for his assessment of Sundowns' chances in the 2016/17 campaign, McCarthy said: "To me, Sundowns still have the most dangerous attack when compared to the other teams and how they will fare this season is a question that everyone is asking.
"They have done well in the CAF Champions League and it will be great to see how that international form will play out during the domestic matches."