Absa Premiership

Komphela: Strikers lack confidence

2016-05-07 09:00
Steve Komphela (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela admits that his strikers are low on confidence after a difficult Absa Premiership campaign.

Amakhosi strikers have been shooting blanks this season with their five strikers scoring a combined seven goals.

Camaldine Abraw has four goals, Bernard Parker two goals, Edward Manqele has only scored once while Siphelele Mthembu and Bongani Ndulula are goalless.

Chiefs' top two goal scorers this season are midfielders, with Willard Katsande and having scored six and five goals respectively.

"With regard to us not scoring, one can concede that scoring in an individual ability and it comes from talent," Komphela told KickOff.

"That's why strikers are so expensive, you go buys goals and you could find a team that plays very well, but if you don't have that player who has a natural ability to finish, you will struggle.

"Any team that does well, there is always a striker who scored goals, we've been struggling. But with regards to George Maluleka, Siphiwe Tshabalala and William Twala they played quite well.

"But the structure of our team is different because going forward we want to dominate the midfield and we also want to plant players wide and our strategy does work."

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