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Komphela: Manqele and Mthembu won't be treated differently at Kaizer Chiefs

10:23 PM MYT 05/02/2017
Siphelele Mthembu and Edward Manqele of Kaizer Chiefs
Amakhosi are looking to offload Manqele and Mthembu, but Komphela said he will judge the two strikers by how they perform at the training grounds

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has confirmed that he will consider Edward Manqele and Siphelele Mthembu for selection for as long as they are contracted to the club. 

The Soweto giants are negotiating settlement agreements with the two strikers, who have both fallen out of favour at Naturena. 

The 49-year-old mentor though, warned both Manqele and Mthembu that they will have to pull their socks like the rest of their teammates if they want to return to his team.

"They are still contracted to the club, and they will not be treated differently," Komphela told reporters. 

"Like everyone else in the team, they will be jduged by their performances at training, and be selected on merit," he said.

Mthembu, 29, failed to secure a six-month loan move to Bloemfontein Celtic, who felt his level of fitness wasn't up to the required standard. 

Shaka Zulu is yet to feature for Amakhosi this season despite the club giving him a chance to fight for his place in the team by taking him off the transfer list at the start of the campaign.

Manqele on the other hand, struggled to cement his spot in Komphela's starting line-up, making eight appearances in all competitions for the Glamour Boys in the first half of the season.