Absa Premiership

Komphela dealing with selection 'headache'

2017-04-13 11:06
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - With several of his attacking players in form, Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela is not complaining about the selection headache.

Amakhosi brushed aside Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0 in a Premiership clash courtesy of goals from George Maluleka and Gustavo Paez.

“What is important is to take one match at a time, we are delighted we got victory, it was not easy,” Komphela said as quoted by KickOff.

“The most important thing now is to go back to the hotel... it is all about hydration, nutrition and recovery. Tomorrow we will go back to Johannesburg and do some regeneration and some maintenance for those that stayed at home.

“We then look forward again to match on Saturday, they are coming thick and fast and the most important thing is to stay fresh."

With Paez netting his third goal in two matches, Komphela is dealing with a selection headache as he has the likes of Bernard Parker, Hendrik Ekstein, William Twala and Siphiwe Tshabalala to chose from as well.

“It’s good; it gives lots of confidence again. But the headache now is what do you do with (Bernard) Parker, who is also helping you? What do you do with Shabba (Siphiwe Tshabalala); you still have (Hendrik) Ekstein and (William) Twala. There are a lot of them.

“That is the beauty of football and our supporters love all of them, they wish they could have all 30 players on the field, but you can only play 11.

“I am happy for Paez, another goal again and one that was highly opportunistic.”

The victory pushed Chiefs ahead of Cape Town City on the Premiership log as they find themselves in second place with Bidvest Wits in first position.

Chiefs welcome Chippa United to the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday for league encounter with the kick off set for 18:00.

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