Absa Premiership

Komphela out to make statement against Sundowns

2017-10-17 10:34
Pitso Mosimane and Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says the international break has been well used in terms of rectifying certain areas of his team.

Having lost to Baroka ahead of the break, Amakhosi are determined to make a statement of intent when they take on African champions Mamelodi Sundowns in Tshwane on Tuesday night (7-30pm).

And although he has a lengthy injury list to deal with, Komphela is confident that his side are in good shape after a well-utilised break.

"The FIFA-break break got us rejuvenated," he told the club's website

"We had an opportunity to manage the team after having a bit of fixture congestion before the break.

"We corrected the areas that needed attention," the former Chiefs defender explained.

"We fell short in set-plays in those matches. We also want to improve on keeping the shape as well as improving the conversion rate. We worked on all that and I thought we sampled some tactics successfully in the Macufe Cup friendly."

Komphela admitted that Sundowns will be tough opponents, but is optimistic that his side's preparations will give them a good shot at a positive result.

"Sundowns is the same team with the same coach. We know their pluses and we have prepared to counter that, while we focus on our strengths as well. They have a few combinations and the usual suspects in Khama Billiat, Percy Tau and Hlompho Kekana to watch out for."

The Chiefs boss also expects to see a familiar face lining up on the opposition side.

"They seem to send a message about George Lebese as their trump card. We know his qualities. He has been at Chiefs for nearly a decade. We are aware of his technique and his abilities. Accordingly, we will have to contain his threat."

Kick off is at 19:30.

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