Absa Premiership

Komphela issues Chiefs rallying cry

2016-09-14 09:00
Steve Komphela (TEAMtalk)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela has urged his players to "send a strong message" when they lock horns with Platinum Stars in an Absa Premiership clash on Wednesday evening.

Amakhosi will be hoping to produce a strong performance in their first home match of the campaign, having suffered back-to-back defeats in their first two fixtures.

"Apart from this being the first home game, it is our second league match of the season," Komphela told the club's official website. "At some point we have to send a strong message to the opponents."

Komphela's is hoping the recent international break will not have an adverse effect on his side in Wednesday's clash, but says he doesn't want to use that as an excuse.

"You will never know where you exactly stand until you go through the match," Komphela added.

"You don't want to come up with excuses, because all the teams went through the same period. We must just guard that the break won't affect us negatively."

In team news, Komphela has confirmed that Emmanuel Letlotlo could feature against Dikwena, pending a late fitness test. However, Keagan Buchanan is not expected to play any part in the fixture.

"We have a few niggling injuries," he revealed. "The medical team will give us an indication on Emmanuel Letlotlo, but Keagan Buchanan will not be rushed to play in this one."

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