Absa Premiership

Komphela admits concerns about defence

2018-10-11 13:32
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic coach Steve Komphela admits that the potential departure of Lorenzo Gordinho is of concern for an increasingly thin Siwelele defence.

This after Alfred Ndengane and the club officially parted ways amid reported interest from Orlando Pirates.

Celtic's loan deal for Gordinho with Pirates' Soweto rivals, Kaizer Chiefs, is set to expire over the December break, while Wandisile Letlabika is still recovering from a knee injury picked up in the 2017 Telkom Knockout final defeat to Wits.

"The centre of our defence is an issue currently. I think it [the FIFA break] will give us an opportunity to work on the central [defence]," Komphela admitted to KickOff website.

"We need to find a partner for Gordinho, and mind you, we might lose Gordinho in December, so we need to fast-track Letlabika because he is our next possible candidate and also work on Thato Lingwati.

"So, this FIFA break will come in handy for us to find a partnership in the centre."

On Letlabika's recovery, the former Kaizer Chiefs boss said: "He played about 60 minutes in an MDC match, which is a good sign. But the PSL and MDC are different, but the beauty of it is that he at least got 60 minutes and we are building him.

"If he can complete 75 to 80 [minutes], then we know by December we will be okay."

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