Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela: Strikers lack confidence
Posted: 6 May 2016 Time: 13:10
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says his strikers are lacking in confidence to score goals for the club.
Chiefs have scored 36 goals in the league this season, with their strikers only netting seven of them.
Camaldine Abraw has contributed four goals, Bernard Parker has netted twice, while Edward Manqele has only scored once.
Siphelele Mthembu and Bongani Ndulula are yet to find the back of the net this season with two matches remaining.
Midfielder Willard Katsande is their top scorer with six goals, one more than attacking midfielder George Lebese.
“With regard to us not scoring, one can concede that scoring in an individual ability and it comes from talent,” Komphela said after his team's 12th draw of the campaign, a goalless stalemate with Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday.
“That's why strikers are so expensive, you go buys goals and you could find a team that plays very well, but if you don't have that player who has a natural ability to finish, you will struggle.
“Edward Manqele he has the quality, is the confidence high? Still not there. Ndulula as well has been through injuries.
“Siphelele, confidence not high. We do have about four, Abraw currently is injured.”
Komphela added that other teams face a similar struggle up front.
“You are looking to say, can I get somebody who can score goals for us and we are not the only team in South Africa that is struggling in terms of scoring.
“The revival of Orlando Pirates was through Ndoro scoring and Mpumalanga Black Aces, Mbesuma has carried them through,” he continued.
“Any team that does well, there is always a striker who scored goals, we've been struggling. But with regards to George Maluleka, Siphiwe Tshabalala and William Twala they played quite well.
“But the structure of our team is different because going forward we want to dominate the midfield and we also want to plant players wide and our strategy does work. Several matches we created opportunities one-on-one, it is just that we did not have the confidence, the luck and the courage to finish them.”