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Whatever Shabba is having, he needs a super dose of it, says Komphela

10:28 EAT 12/02/2017
Steve Komphela, Kaizer Chiefs, May 2016.
Tshabalala netted his second goal in as many matches for Amakhosi, and Komphela feels the left-footed player has improved tremendously this year

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has heaped praise on his players following a hard-fought 2-1 win over Maritzburg United on Saturday night. 

The Glamour Boys had not won at the Harry Gwala Stadium in over seven years, but second half goals from Willard Katsande and Siphiwe Tshabalala saw them claim all the points on offer. 

The win took Amakhosi to second on the PSL log with 30 points from 17 league games. 

"Compliment must go to the players even though there was a lapse of concentration when we conceded an equaliser," Komphela said after the match.

"We can do better under such circumstances. We need to manage the game better, but in terms of performance, we can’t fault them - there was energy, there was excitement and also beautiful goals scored," he said.

Komphela added that he doesn't know what Shabba is having lately, but he wants him to take more of it so that he keeps producing the goods for Chiefs.

He was also pleased with the overall performances of Bernard Parker and substitute Gustavo Paez on the day.  

"I don’t know what Shabba is having lately. Whatever he's having, he needs a super dose of that," Komphela continued.

He added: "Parker as well – Paez, the guy helps you through, he hardly loses possession, he plays intelligently, he runs into dangerous positions – and compliment must be given to them."

"But also Maritzburg United, you know how difficult it is to come here to Harry Gwala, but players were saying in the dressing room that they need to break this and they did it, congratulations to them," Komphela concluded.