Amakhosi recently welcomed the signings of Leonardo Castro, Siphelele Ntshangase and Kabelo Mahlasela to the delight of many of Chiefs’ fans who have been baying for the Soweto giants to splash the cash over recent seasons.
However, despite Komphela now having some of the country’s hottest properties at his disposal, the 50-year-old refuses to get too ahead of himself, and states that his targets have not changed.
“This team is always under pressure to win trophies with or without these players,” Komphela was quoted as saying by The Star.
Although, none of Chiefs’ new signings were available for their goalless encounter against SuperSport United, Komphela is optimistic regarding what they can offer the Glamour Boys.
“Leo (Castro) will help us with striking and getting goals where possible,” he said.
“Ntshangase will help us in midfield and Mahlasela is also a good player, who is highly offensive. If you look back, most of the best players in the world - Ballon d’Or winners - are all people who are unbelievably dynamic and we have those kind of players here.
“Lionel Messi, and maybe Cristiano Ronaldo is an exception from players who have won the Ballon d’Or, but the rest are very dynamic and very offensive. We have those players. I am not now saying these guys are going to be Ballon d’Or nominees, but just making an example. I am trying to say Mahlasela will give you that dimension. Unfortunately, he got injured in his first session, and it looks like he could be out for up to three months. We are looking forward to having Leo and Ntshangase,” Komphela expressed.
Meanwhile, Komphela indicated that with Castro coming in he may not need to look much further in the market.
“I am sure we have kept nine clean sheets,” he said.
“Anyone can say when Leo comes he will give us something in attack, which should help us. When you are asking about any position in particular, I should look more at which department. We just need to convert the chances,”
“There’s a lot of matches, and you can go back to check, the only problem with us is just taking the chances that we create. And make no mistake about it, we do get chances,” he added.