Chiefs coach Komphela praises Venezuelan Paez

Chiefs coach Komphela praises Venezuelan Paez
Gustavo Paez of Kaizer Chiefs

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jul 18, 2017. 16:00

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela praised his players following the 2017 Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup this past weekend.

Amakhosi beat Botswana side Township Rollers 2-0 in a semi-final clash at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney - with Zimbabwean defender Hadebe making his unofficial debut for Chiefs on Saturday.

Zulu, a defender-cum-midfielder, helped the South African giants edge out Free State Stars 1-0 in the final and Amakhosi clinched the Maize Cup in their first appearance in the pre-season tournament.

Komphela also praised Venezuelan striker Gustavo Paez, who inspired the Soweto giants to an impressive victory over Rollers, and promising youngster Khotso Malope.

“Philani did well at left-back. I thought the youngster, Malope, did well,” said Komphela.

“It was nice to see Paez scoring and looking more positive.

"The centre-back [Teenage] Radebe did well for the first time playing with this team and to perform like that I will give him a good 8 out of 10."

Hadebe joined Chiefs from Zimbabwean club Chicken Inn, while former Maritzburg United star Zulu arrived at Amakhosi as a free-agent.

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