Manqele, recently snapped up by the Brazilians following an explosive 2011/12 season that saw him banging in 11 League goals for Ea Lla Koto, is eager to prove his worth at one of the country's biggest clubs.
But Komphela believes much will depend on whether the promising young striker will be able to fit into Sundowns coach Johan Neeskens' playing system, which of late has revolved around Nyasha Mushekwi as the main striker.
"There is no doubt that Manqele is a good striker," Komphela tells KickOff.com.
"We will miss him at Free State Stars because he has all the attributes of a well rounded player. He is very talented, a good finisher who can also position himself well in the box.
"The only challenge I can see is in the system. Sundowns use a 4-3-3 formation and Manqele will have to assert himself because they now have about four other strikers who can play in a similar position," Komphela observes.
While Mushekwi was Neesken's preferred choice upfront in the games leading up to the conclusion of last season's title chase, the Brazilians also have within their ranks the experienced Katlego Mphela, Anthony Laffor and Richard Henyekane.
In addition, the arrival to the club of Ghanaian forward Emmanuel Baffour - who scored 21 goals last season for New Edubiase - means competition for a starting place will be very stiff.
"Manqele will have to work very hard to break into the team. But I do not doubt his abilities as a player," says Komphela.