Absa Premiership

Manqele: Chiefs starting to gel

2015-12-01 15:18
Edward Manqele (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs striker Edward Manqele is confident Steve Komphela's plans are finally starting to come together.

Amakhosi had a tumultuous start to the season, having lost Stuart Baxter as well as the 2014/15 Player of the Year, Tefu Mashamaite, in the off-season.

The club made it to the final of the MTN8 before disappointingly losing out to Ajax Cape Town and they have not been at their best in the Absa Premiership, occupying fourth position after 11 games in their quest to retain the title.

Along with the appointment of Komphela to replace Baxter, a number of new players were brought in, Manqele being one of them after joining from Chippa United.

The upheaval makes the stuttering start somewhat understandable but, with the Telkom Knockout final on the horizon, Manqele is confident the pieces of the puzzle are beginning to come together nicely.

"At the start of the season there were new players and a new coach who came in as well. They all needed time to understand each other and gel," he told Soccer Laduma.

"I think now we are starting to gel and, as players, we know and understand what the coach wants. That is helping the team get results.

"There were many factors at the start of the season which made us play differently to how we are playing now, but the good thing is that we have been doing well since the start of the season.

"For me, I already knew the coach from our days at Free State Stars, but now the whole team understands him better."

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