Edward Manqele waiting on Kaizer Chiefs chance
Posted: 15 February 2016 Time: 10:33
Edward Manqele says he will keep his head down and work hard as he battles for a place in the Kaizer Chiefs starting XI.
The former Free State Stars man has battled for game-time since leaving Chippa United for Naturena, and was missing as Amakhosi travelled to Comoros for yesterday’s CAF Champions League tie against Volcan de Moroni.
Instead, Manqele featured in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge ‘Derby’ against Orlando Pirates, where he missed a penalty as the teams played out to a goalless draw.
The striker admits there is little coach Steve Komphela can do given Camaldine Abraw’s impressive form.
“Look, Abraw has been doing well lately so what I need to do is support him because you can’t fix what is not broken," Manqele said. “So I’m just working hard and hoping that my chance will come.
“If you check I think I’ve gone about four of five games not playing and obviously the fitness is low and confident is going down also. But I have to keep myself motivated and push harder and hope my chance will come.”
Manqele says he always knew that joining a team of Chiefs stature would come with huge expectations.
“Chiefs is a big team and there is always expectations,” he adds. “You could see [on Sunday] I missed the penalty and they [fans] were of top of me.
“It is up to you as a player how to deal with it, because if you let it get the better of you the confidence will go down and you won’t be able to play again.”