Komphela vague about team rotation

Nedbank Cup

Amakhosi face a potential banana-skin when they come up against the third tier side at the Kabokweni Stadium in Mpumalanga this weekend.

Having already come past Cape Town City in the Last 32, Acornbush will be looking to cause another upset, this time against one of the famous Soweto Giants.

With fixtures coming thick and fast as the league campaign approaches its climax, Komphela may be tempted to give a run to some of his players that have not seen much game-time so far this season.

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However, the guarded tactician prefers not to disrupt his side's momentum from their 11-game unbeaten run and risk upsetting the club's supporters by fielding a second-string side.

"You can imagine a team like us that needs to win every match, if on any given day you decide to make changes after a positive result [against Sundowns] and things don't go your way, the thinking and analogy would be diffirent," explains Komphela in reference to how others would see his squad reshuffling.

"But we did the same [rotation] when we went to Stellenbosch – we had six changes – and our team still played in a manner that is known."

The ex-Maritzburg United mentor also emphasises the need to work on refining his team in order to perform to the required level regardless of who plays, but refused to reveal whether he would be giving his non-regulars a run out.

"The most important thing is to create a system that operates irrespective of the parts on it, so we're trying to create that where every player – whether 'Mido' or Baloyi – must function in a particular manner," he continues.

"Whether we have a Katsande or Wiseman Meyia, it must operate; If you have Nkosigiphile Ngcobo or 'Shabba', it must operate.

"So we are saying, let's go to Acornbush and respect that they are a competent team, and put out a team that will have to win that match for the Chiefs supporters."

While Brilliant Khuzwayo is confirmed to be out for the rest of the season following anlkle surgery, the Glamour Boys will otherwise have a clean bill of health going into the weekend.

"With injuries we are still okay. The mediacl room is empty so we only have the problem of selection," reveals Komphela.

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