Absa Premiership

Komphela happy with the depth at Abafana Bes'thende

2019-10-28 08:16
Steve Komphela
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Golden Arrows head coach Steve Komphela is happy with the depth of his squad as talented players struggle to get into the starting line-up.

Abafana Bes'thende beat Polokwane City 2-1 on Saturday to move up to sixth position in the Absa Premiership standings.

What makes the KZN club's good start to the season impressive is that the likes of Sanele Mathenjwa, Sphelele Magubane, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe, Maximillian Mbaeva and Musa Bilankulu have had limited opportunities in the starting team.

While those players mentioned have been out injured or suspended they have struggled to get back into the Arrows side as Komphela explains.

Komphela said in quotes published on KickOff: "Lot of talented players, when a player comes from an injury it very difficult to click, and we play a very high intensity game, in position we play, out of position we press, so you need someone who is sharp.

"It not easy to reach that level, so some of them are still getting there. I wish at some stage we can have a team of Magubane, Chonco and all those who are not getting game time but it not easy.

"Now it's a question of giving them confidence as soon as they are ready and they can complete 90 minutes, we can throw them.

"Those players you can pick from their touch in training that they still need lot of work because of match fitness."

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
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Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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