Komphela: Macufe Cup champs Chiefs need to improve

Komphela: Macufe Cup champs Chiefs need to improve
Steve Komphela

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Oct 09, 2017. 16:00

South African heavyweights Kaizer Chiefs emerged 4-2 winners over Bloemfontein Celtic in the 2017 Macufe Cup on Sunday.

However, Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela was not happy with how his team defended in the friendly match at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Victor Letsoalo netted twice for Celtic, while Chiefs' four goals were scored by Dumisani Zuma, Siyabonga Ngezena, Bernard Parker and Ryan Moon.

"That's one thing we need to be working on, we can't be conceding like that," Komphela told SABC TV.

"Even when we played Baroka we conceded on a set-play. We have to get that right.

However, Komphela praised Chiefs' 17-year-old midfielder Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, who was promoted to the first team from the club's academy, prior to the current season.

"I'm happy for guys like Ngcobo, the crowd helped him today," he continued.

"He's no longer the young kid we knew yesterday, but he's a bit wiser today."

Chiefs will take on Mamelodi Sundowns in their next Absa Premiership match in Pretoria on 17 October 2017.

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