Komphela praises 'intelligent' Davids
Posted: 20 September 2017 Time: 22:44
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela showered praise on Maritzburg United counterpart Fadlu Davids after the Soweto giants' victory at Harry Gwala Stadium.
Gustavo Paez netted a goal in each half to guide the Amakhosi to a 2-0 win to end the Team of Choice's unbeaten start to the season.
However, Komphela hailed Davids' intelligence and claims they knew they were going to be in for a tough encounter.
"Before one could make any remarks about the game, compliments must be given for Fadlu Davids," Komphela told SuperSport TV.
"This guy is intelligent. When you come here, you are across somebody that you can see what he is doing. It's not easy to play this team, we knew coming here it was going to be very difficult.
"Their break attacks are lethal but I'm happy with how we coped and Itu [Khune] was highly concentrated.
"There were stages centrally where I thought defensively we lacked a bit of confidence. We were giving some hope to the opponent and in the dressing room we told them in the second half we need to a goal to kill it. We don't want to suffer the same setback we suffered in the last match.
"It was an exciting match, not good for us as coaches but I just said to Fadlu Davids, whatever he puts in his prayers, he must pray for more wisdom, this guy is intelligent."