Steve Komphela not concerned by Kaizer Chiefs strikers
Posted: 26 August 2015 Time: 13:51
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela insists he is not concerned by his strikers failing to find the back of the net this season.
Only Bernard Parker has managed to score for Chiefs from the strikers this season in the MTN8 semi-final first leg against Bloemfontein Celtic two weeks ago.
Again last night they failed to find the back of the net as defender Erick Mathoho scored the only goal in their 1-1 draw against Polokwane City.
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“Not really [I’m not worried]. If we factor in the match against Polokwane City on its own, we should have at least scored three goals,” Komphela said.
“In the first half on its own there were enough chances to score. Well, even though we know in terms of the textbook, a striker's job is to score.
“But sometimes you’ve got to look at the contribution [to the overall attack strikers make] as well. Do they make them [goals] or take them? So if they make them [assist] then you are happy.”
One of those strikers, Siphelele Mthembu, got the assist against Polokwane City, showing determination and awareness to roll the ball back for Mathoho to score during a goalmouth scramble.
Komphela continued: “But if the team did not score, because Mathoho scored from a set-piece, then perhaps the question [about strikers not scoring] would be relevant.
“It's fine, we will have to keep on looking for goals whether we get them from strikers, midfielders or defenders.”