Komphela feels Micho's pain

Sredojevic last week said in all of his travels he has never seen so many chances go to waste like they do in this country.

'Micho' feels the issue was largely to blame for Bafana Bafana's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Komphela made mention of the Serbian's comments after Amakhosi registered a fourth straight draw with a 1-1 scoreline against Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

"I remember Micho said he's getting tired of the same response, it's based out of the same circumstances and outcome," Komphela said.

"I don't know if you read one of his reports during the week when he spoke of goal-scoring in South Africa. I got into that and one of the lines he pulled was that he's travelled through 138 countries, am I right? And he has never seen such a poor return on goal-scoring in South Africa.

"And I'm not trying to bring South Africa's problem into Kaizer Chiefs but it goes to what we are saying. Now we as coaches, how do we solve a problem? You can never get tired when you are working on something. It is even better when you can see the problem, so that you can provide a solution."  

The last time a PSL striker hit 20 goals in a season was when AmaZulu veteran Siyabonga Nomvethe hit the mark for Moroka Swallows in 2011/12.

Komphela believes natural goalscorers are rare the world over, hence the likes of Manchester United paying top dollar for ageing hitman Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Belgian bulldozer Romelu Lukaku.

"Goalscorers are born. If you pay £50 million for Didier Drogba it shows how desperate you are to get a goalscorer," Komphela said.

"If you wait for Romelu Lukaku to come, if you wait for Ibrahimovic, if you say Diego Costa, it shows how scarce. Ja... you can mention a lot, how scarce these top goalscorers are.

"In the process, without saying anything to your own goalscorers here, you have to keep working with them.

"In working with strikers or goal-scoring, it's tactical. The set up you create, are they within distance, are they constantly in the box, are they in a scoring position? It all boils down to the tactical set up."

The Glamour Boys, in sixth place on the table with 16 points from 12 matches, next face Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on December 6.

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