Amakhosi will battle their title rivals at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday night knowing a victory could see them replace Eric Tinkler's side at the summit in the business end of the season.
"They are lethal on transition," said Komphela, whose team's 14-game unbeaten run ended with a 5-3 penalties defeat to SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.
"They set things up nicely. They know how to screen and as soon they get the ball they come straight at you, and that is one thing we need to be careful about.
"Based on our game model we need to be careful that it shouldn’t play into their hands.
"But one thing we know about them on transition, they will come at you like they have never seen a goal post before."
Chiefs are crossing fingers that their goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will recover in time for the match after he injured his hip in the loss to Matsatsantsa.
The Soweto giants were held to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture, and are a point behind the Citizens with six matches left apiece.