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Komphela: All Kaizer Chiefs want is to win every match

10:39 GMT+3 14/02/2017
Lorenzo Gordinho, Steve Komphela and Willard Katsande of Kaizer Chiefs
The Glamour Boys have won just eight of their opening 17 matches this season, and could finish on 69 points should they win their remaining 13 games

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela has downplayed their recent form, saying they just want to keep growing in confidence and focus on winning each and every match they play. 

Amakhosi are on a four-match winning streak, and victory over Highlands Park this coming weekend could see Komphela break Stuart Baxter's record of five consecutive league wins he set before leaving the club at the end of 2014/15. 

"We just want to keep growing and growing, and growth is not only technical, it is also about confidence. All we want is to win every match," Komphela told the Amakhosi website.

Asked if he's been keeping tabs on the teams behind them, Komphela said Chiefs are running their own race and have not been concentrating on their title rivals. 

"We are running our own race. We are looking only at the matches that we have to play and not on how other teams are playing," he said. 

The 49-year-old tactician will be forced to make a change to his back four in the upcoming match, with Erick Mathoho set to miss the encounter in Durban through suspension.

However, Komphela feels he's got enough cover and quality to replace Mathoho. He pointed out that either Siyanda Xulu and Daniel Cardoso will fill in for the lanky centre-back.  

"We have to manage the team when one player is not available. When Tower is out, we have Siyanda Xulu and Daniel Cardoso waiting in the wings," Komphela added.