Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela on Joseph Molangoane absence
Posted: 26 September 2017 Time: 12:50
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says Joseph ‘Tight’ Molangoane will have to be patient in his wait for game-time.
The midfielder has only played once this season, in a 1-0 loss to SuperSport United in the MTN8 quarter-finals on August 12.
“Tight has been at the level we expect and also looking at the players we have who are doing very well, he will just have to wait a bit until he gets his opportunity,” said Komphela, whose side played to a goalless draw with Golden Arrows at FNB Stadium on the weekend.
“And when he gets it, he will just have to grab it with both hands. The same goes with ‘Pule’ [Hendrick Ekstein]. He hasn’t been playing, it’s only now against Golden Arrows that he got a bit of an opportunity.
Meanwhile, Komphela explained his decision to haul off William Twala following his introduction at the break against Arrows.
“He knows he can always do better and against Arrows, he was not as smooth as he would like,” Komphela said.
“A couple of times he lost possession and it was not out of any other things. It was just we wanted to manipulate the game and see opportunities.
“And again, as a coach, you cannot ask questions on your response, but there is a whole lot of other questions we ask ourselves on the bench to say which other options can we go for.
“And we said let's bite the bullet and take this decision. You bite the bullet.”