Absa Premiership

Komphela: City 'will come at you'

2014-12-19 10:34
Steve Komphela (Supplied)
Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Steve Komphela does not know what to expect when his club plays Polokwane City at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

READ: Polokwane want recovery win.

Rise and Shine, who currently occupy the ninth position in the league standings, have produced a rather fascinating campaign.

When they have lost, they have lost heavily, and when they have recorded victories they have been imperious.

This weekend’s hosts are aggressive and have made a concerted to produce an entertaining brand of football, regardless of the result. Komphela thinks that is the one thing which makes them particularly dangerous.

"They play a crazy game those ones," Komphela told the Sowetan ahead of the trip to the Limpopo province.

"They simply defy logic. They either get or they give. That is how they roll. Unlike some teams, who will have middling days, they do not have such," added Komphela.

One of the highlights during the Polokwane City campaign was the 5-2 drubbing of Free State Stars in November. However, just this week they were brought back down to earth by Pretoria University, who breached the home team’s defence five times.

"They either go big or go home. We faced their current coach Kosta Papic while he was still at Chippa United, and we know exactly how he plays. They will come at you,"said Komphela.

The Maritzburg United coach said that the key word for his players this week will be 'patience', as he expects several opportunities to present themselves throughout the course of the match, primarily because Polokwane City attack with reckless abandon.

"If you are sensible enough to accept that they will run at you, you will have to be patient and just get the ball from them and you will be effective. They do tend to open up easily at the back and that is what we expect," he said.


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