Absa Premiership

Komphela unfazed by Maritzburg clash

2015-08-03 18:00
Steve Komphela plans to leave a strong legacy at Kaizer Chiefs. PHOTO: Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

Johannesburg - Ahead of their crucial 2015/16 season opener against Maritzburg United, Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela said he is not concerned about the tactics which could be implemented by his former employers when the two sides meet this week.

Chiefs and United will square-off in the MTN8 quarter-finals at the FNB stadium on Wednesday, August 5.

Heading into the encounter, Amakhosi are coming from a Carling Black Label Cup defeat to their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates, but Komphela hinted that he believes that his counterpart, Mandla Ncikazi, has been studying Chiefs style of play as an attempt to cause an upset over the reigning champions.

Komphela, 48, said that his troops have a lot to build on despite the PSL season approaching fast. He reveals that they will not be intimidated by the debutant KwaZulu-Natal based outfit.

“I know that Mandla Ncikazi must have been watching our game against Pirates on Saturday,” said Komphela.

“There is a lot that he saw during the game which I believe in but it’s not going to be an easy game for his side.

“This is Kaizer Chiefs, we have to deliver and we are waiting for the Wednesday match.

“But there’s a lot that we can build on heading to the new season because the Carling Black Label Cup sets a new tone for the upcoming season.”

The game will kick-off at 19:30.

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