Kaizer Chiefs coach Komphela backs strikers Macha, Letlotlo, Katsvairo, Moon, Manqele, Mthembu, Parker


Amakhosi have brought in plenty new options up front to add to the likes of Bernard Parker, Siphelele Mthembu and Edward Manqele.

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Komphela admits he is spoilt for choice but says starting places will depend largely on form, while he hopes that whoever plays contributes at least one goal per appearance.

"I'm looking at how we plucked the players, based on our structure and how we play," says the former Maritzburg United mentor. "We're playing one leading striker with a number 10 joining in.

"I'll count the number of strikers: Macha, Letlotlo, Katsvairo, Moon, Manqele, Mthembu, eh... The list is going on and on, you must choose one.

"You have to identify the ones who will do a job for you; quantity vs quality. All these players are quality, but it will be a question of rank and file; who's on form?

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"'Jabu' [Manqele] has been training tremendously well. He looks trim; he looks mean. He's ready to go.

"There's also Katsvairo as well. There's also Letlotlo, who we played out wide. We've got Parker who did tremendously well, and we've got the young Moon."

He adds: "It's not that we're spoilt for choice, but we hope each one we throw in in any match will get us a goal. If that happens, we shall all be happy."

Chiefs, who beat Orlando Pirates 2-0 in the Carling Black Label Champion Cup yesterday, will next compete in the F.A.M.E Charity Cup on August 6.


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