Head coach Steve Komphela of Kaizer Chiefs during Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium ,Johannesburg South Africa on 21 October 2017 © Aubrey Kgakatsi /BackpagePix
Tuesday Feb 06, 2018. 11:30
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says his side must go on the attack if they are to challenge leaders Mamelodi Sundowns for the Absa Premiership title.
The Amakhosi are placed fourth on the log, seven points adrift of the Brazilians, but there are still 10 rounds to be played and the Soweto giants are still very much in the running for the championship.
And Komphela has called for his team to be more offensive and improve on their goal tally. Chiefs have scored just 18 goals in the league this season - only relegation-threatened Platinum Stars and Bidvest Wits have netted less.
“We have to attack, my man. If we want to win the championship, we have to attack and score goals – that’s all,” Komphela is quoted by Kick-Off.
The Amakhosi coach added that he is finding it difficult to field new signings Siphelele Ntshangase and Leonardo Castro.
“You’re always tempted [to play your new signings]. And you’re saying, if you start with Castro, do you put [Ryan] Moon outside? He scored [again]. If you start Ntshangase, maybe ‘Shabba’ [Siphiwe Tshabalala] out? That’s another dynamic,” he explained.
“Do you then go with two numbers 10s, where you play Ntshangase and Shabba and sacrifice a striker? That’s another thing.
“It depends on the game itself, but their contribution is quite clear. Their fitness is there, and you can see their contribution by how they exert. They can even play more minutes compared to when they arrived.”
Chiefs will next be in action when they host Golden Arrows in a Nedbank Cup last 32 tie this weekend.