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Steve Komphela happy with Kaizer Chiefs squad depth

6:47 PM WAT 14/02/2018
Kaizer Chiefs, Steve Komphela
The Amakhosi gaffer complimented his squad after the team's commanding performance

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela says he is happy with his squad as the team looks to end their trophy drought.

The Free State-born tactician watched on as Amakhosi thrashed Lamontville Golden Arrows 3-0 in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match at the FNB Stadium last weekend.

Chiefs managed to keep a clean sheet without their key central defender, Eric Mathoho, who was an unused substitute.

Mathoho, who is one of the best defenders in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), is slowly falling out of favour with Komphela opting to use Teenage Hadebe and Daniel Cardoso in central defence.

Komphela is under pressure to delivery his first major trophy at the Johannesburg-based club having been appointed in 2015 replacing current South Africa head coach Stuart Baxter.

Chiefs are through to the Last 16 of the 2017/18 Nedbank Cup and they are still in the race for this season's PSL title.

The 50-year-old trainer believes that he has the squad that can win at least one of the two remaining trophies on offer this season.

“I think we have good enough a squad," Komphela, who guided Chiefs to the 2015 MTN8 Cup final, said on Far Post.

"The fact is you had Siya Ngezana not even in the squad (that played Golden Arrows) and you had one of best defenders, Eric Mathoho, on the bench," the former South Africa assistant coach continued.

“The ones that are out there (playing) are doing justice. You still have a whole lot of others like (Bhongolethu) Jayiya and (Dumisani) Zuma out there. It’s good to have a squad like that,” Komphela added.

Chiefs are placed fourth on the league standings with 31 points from 20 matches. They are seven points behind log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Soweto giants will host fellow PSL title contenders Cape Town City at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.