Absa Premiership

Katsvairo working very hard, says Komphela

2016-09-29 19:15
Michelle Katsvairo (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has praised his hard working striker Michelle Katsvairo following the Phefeni Glamour Boys triumph over the struggling Free State Stars.

The Naturena outfit registered a hat-trick of wins in the Absa Premiership with a 2-0 victory over Ea Lla Koto at the James Motlasi Stadium on Wednesday.

Chiefs found the back of the net courtesy of a Willard Katsande penalty while Katsvairo also got onto the score sheet. The victory sent Chiefs straight to the summit of the table for the first time this season.

Komphela believes that the Zimbabwean’s first goal of the season will be a confidence booster for him going forward as it is always the case with strikers.

“I am really happy for Katsvairo; he’s been working very hard at training since he came,” Komphela insisted.

“He has got nice touches and he can play with defenders on his back, he knows how to spin the ball.

“He also knows how to get into the right areas at the right times. Now a goal will be a boost to him because you know how strikers are.

“They can make great runs, they can create chances but up until they take it they are never satisfied.”

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old goal poacher has admitted that Komphela always push him harder into the right direction and he is benefiting from that.

Katsvairo also hailed his team-mates impact as he insisted that he was waiting patiently to get off-the mark for the Amakhosi.

“The coach always tells me to push harder and it’s really working for me,” said Katsvairo.

“Credit must go to the coach and I also want to thank my team-mates because they have been treating me like a family member since I came here.

“And we work together as a team; I’m glad that I have finally scored my first goal because as a striker my job is to score goals.

“I was patiently waiting for it and I believe that it’ll push me forward.”

Chiefs will face Ajax Cape Town in their next league assignment at the Moses Mabhida stadium on October 16.

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