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."