Chiefs finish year on a high

KAIZER Chiefs coach Steve Komphela hopes the Christmas recess won’t hamper their momentum,Picture: Gallo Images

KAIZER Chiefs coach Steve Komphela hopes the Christmas recess won’t hamper their momentum when they resume next month.

Chiefs have found some momentum having recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season. They go to the break following wins against Platinum Stars and Ajax Cape Town and to end the year on a high note. They will resume on January 6 against SuperSport United at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

“It’s only two matches we won last week and this week and we hope we will keep the momentum but unfortunately, we have to go for minor recess,” Komphela said after his side edged Ajax Cape Town 1-0 on Saturday.

“We will be back against SuperSport in January and it feels more like an international break where you are just about to get your momentum and there is a stoppage. “But we will have to come back again and fight and get into SuperSport with the energy that we left today.” Dumisani Zulu scored the only goal of the match late in the second half to hand Chiefs all three points and send them into second place on the PSL table.

They are six points behind log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns who defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 4-1 on Saturday. Komphela was full of praise for the youngster who opened his account against Ajax. “He must be complimented for being patient enough. He is patient. You will never see him until you want to see him because he doesn’t show himself,” Komphela said.

“He is very quiet, you will need to know the quality they possessed for you to bring him in. “But if you don’t pick that up, you are going to overlook him. “He is very calm, clinical finisher. We are delighted even at Platinum Stars match last week he started and he was okay. “He hardly loses possession, so we just hope he will come nice. Even at Bloemfontein Celtic, he got the quality so the only thing that we need to understand is the character and the personality of him.

“Don’t be misled by his silence and thinking that he is cold, he is not, he is lethal. “Even the goal he scored was clinical typical of him.”