It was under Komphela at previous club Free State Stars where Cardoso made his breakthrough into the Absa Premiership.
Before that, he had struggled to make the grade at the Jomo Cosmos, Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits academies.
The central defender was close to walking away from the game until
his father persuaded him to give it another shot, this time at Free
Along with Maritzburg United, Chiefs have the best defensive record in the league this season – 11 conceded in 19 matches.
Next up for Cardoso and his Amakhosi team-mates is a league clash
against Bidvest Wits at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday evening.
kick-off is at 18:00.