Absa Premiership

Komphela: You only see the snake when it strikes

2018-02-05 18:49
Ryan Moon (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Steve Komphela has hailed Kaizer Chiefs striker Ryan Moon's ability to go undetected in games until it comes time to put the ball in the net.

Despite the arrival of new striker Leonardo Castro, it's been Moon who has been shining bright for Amakhosi of late after he netted in three of the last four games he has played.

Having bagged the equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Bidvest Wits last Saturday, Komphela was asked if he is concerned that Moon appears to sometimes drift out of games.

But Komphela believes the contrary is true - that the player's ability to keep a low profile is what helps him to strike at the most opportune of moments.

"Top strikers do that," said Komphela. "When you are in a game, you have to be seen when you are just about to strike.

"You should not be seen when you are preparing. So that should be the sense of striking - you will always see him when he strikes.

"You will not see a snake when it's searching and looking for its target. But as soon as it comes out, you see it when it matters most.

"It's good that he is seen and not seen because if he is seen then they can monitor him.

"He is a natural goal scorer," the Glamour Boys coach said of Moon.

"He has a knack for goals. I think strikers are like leaders, they are born rather than made. Ryan is that."

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