Absa Premiership

Komphela is dangerous says ex-Bucs 'keeper

2016-06-24 09:07
Tsepo Masilela and Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Avril Phali expects Kaizer Chiefs to bounce back stronger next season under the guidance of "dangerous" Steve Komphela.

Amakhosi failed to win any silverware in the 2015/16 season under Komphela, who took over from Stuart Baxter at the beginning of the campaign.

Despite that, Phali insists the former Maritzburg United and Free State Stars coach is the perfect man to get Chiefs back on track.

"I can tell you one thing and that is this person [Komphela] is dangerous. He knows everything about all the players in the PSL," Phali told Goal website.

"He can tell you exactly what to expect from Keagan Dolly in the first 10 minutes of the game, the next 60 minutes and the last 10 minutes.

"He knows every player's statistic and ability like the palm of his hand. He identifies players really well and he is a master tactician. Let us not judge him based on last season, those were not his players."

Phali also believes that Komphela's experience in unearthing and grooming talent will come in handy at Naturena, as they look to replace some of the experienced players who were released.

"If you look at Sundowns, they use ready-made players," he added.

"Even when Chiefs last won the league title, they had matured, experienced players. Gaxa [Siboniso], Gould [Morgan], Shabba [Siphiwe Tshabalala], Yeye [Reneilwe Letsholonyane].

"But many have been released and lookout for what he will bring in.

"He has the ability to go out to the townships and scout amateur players and there he will unearth a gem.

"He has done it many times before and believe me, he will do it again."

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