Absa Premiership

Komphela concerned at Chiefs goal drought

2016-11-04 16:27
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has admitted that his strikers' drought in front of goal is becoming a cause for concern.

Only Michelle Katsvairo has managed to register a league goal this season, while the likes of Edward Manqele, Bernard Parker, Lewis Macha, Edmore Chirambadare are yet to get off the mark.

In addition, the Glamour Boys have not scored in three consecutive matches from open play and have recorded just nine league goals in eight matches in 2016/17.

Ahead of Chiefs' Telkom Knockout quarter-final against Free State Stars on Sunday, Komphela has said that his team are hard at work in attempt to end the dry spell in front of goal.

He told reporters: "From a team perspective it is a concern we are not scoring goals. For the strikers, I just hope this does not get into their heads that it becomes a heavy weight that means they cannot properly apply themselves.

"You could feel the anxiety from the supporters in relation to us getting a goal. The primary responsibility of any forward is to score goals and when those goals are not forthcoming, it batters their confidence."

The AmaKhosi next face Free State Stars at Goble Park in a Telkom Knockout quarter-final where Komphela will be hoping his strikers find some goal scoring form.

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