Abafana Bes'thende are currently one of the in-form teams in the Absa Premiership and have only lost twice in 11 games this year, and they are also in the Nedbank Cup semifinals.
Komphela was asked about their chances in the derby after beating Cape Town City last Saturday.
"Tough one, they have very good players and are playing good football. [Cavin] Johnson has done well with the team. Not an easy match, we must be ready to fight for a win," he said.
Arrows are in ninth position with 31 points and victory will see them move into the top eight, which is their target as the season reaches its final stretch.
In the last derby AmaZulu beat Arrows 2-0, and it is expected that the home side this Sunday will want revenge. Arrows have not won against Usuthu in two games, the last time being during the 2017/18 season when they scored four.