Steve Komphela: Why new Kaizer Chiefs striker Leonardo Castro missed Polokwane City clash

Komphela believes that Amakhosi should have scored more goals in their win over Rise and Shine

Kaizer Chiefs needed to come from behind to overcome a plucky Polokwane City on Saturday evening.

Amakhosi fell behind through a sensational Walter Musona free kick, before Ryan Moon and a second half Dumisani Zuma strike gave Steve Komphela’s men the three points. But despite the victory, a relieved Chiefs mentor admitted that the Soweto giants may have been lucky to hold onto their lead.

“It got a bit difficult in the end for reasons we know, and I thought we could have scored one or two more goals, but they scored a beautiful goal as well from a set-play. What a scorcher.” Komphela told SuperSport TV post-match.

“When you concede goals like that, you can’t blame anybody it part of football. There were stages where we committed too many fouls around the box and just to be more careful in matches where you know you will dominate but you don’t want to give any hope to the opponent because their threat is clear.

 “If you allow (Jabulani) Maluleke to play, he is very calm on the ball, he can find those small openings and as soon as he gets connected to Ramagalela, Rendani (Ndou) is just waiting for anything and I thought we survived a few scary moments,” he added.

“I thought we could’ve controlled the game a bit better. You’re leading, you don’t need to be expansive, but I thought the goal we scored by Zuma was a beautiful piece of play and they should do more of that,” he expressed.

Meanwhile, the 50-year-old also offered an update on Chiefs’ new signing Leonardo Castro as well as explained that Siphelele Ntshangase may still need to improve if he hopes to make a name for himself at Naturena.

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"It's only an issue of documents, I hope his documents will come through and he gets cleared and so we can get him on the field," he said.

"Ntshangase also came in I thought we need a couple things we need to work on. There's great room of improvement even complete players like [Cristiano] Ronaldo they still need to be worked on," he concluded.