Absa Premiership

Komphela believes Ekstein finally fulfilling potential

2017-10-31 10:18
Hendrick Ekstein (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela feels that midfielder Hendrick Ekstein is becoming increasingly dangerous around the opposition box.

Ekstein has been in industrious form recently, having scored in the 3-0 win over AmaZulu in the Telkom Knockout last weekend while also creating an assist for Bernard Parker in a 2-1 league win over Sundowns.

Komphela believes that the 26-year-old is now starting to find his full potential and says 'Pule' has also been helped by the encouragement of his team-mates.

"With regards to Ekstein, George Maluleka will tell you, they were always on his case. There's a couple of things that he still needs to do to complete his game to be a threatening player," Komphela was quoted saying by KickOff.

"But confidence-wise, he's grown. One thing that I can disclose which is apparent, is upon receiving the ball he is getting forward, effecting the game.

"Previously Ekstein will play square, back without wanting to take a risk. But I think now he's wearing a risk cap and it's paying off."

The Amakhosi coach foresees the potential for Ekstein to get even better.

"An Ekstein oozing with confidence, with the technical ability that he's got put in the right places with the tactical approach, is a big threat.

"He's very quick with calculations. He's more of a genius. He gets the ball and with no time he just twists things."

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