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Steve Komphela pleased with George Malukeka's progress at Kaizer Chiefs

11:34 GMT+3 02/11/2017
Steve Komphela and George Maluleka - Kaizer Chiefs
Maluleka has formed a solid partnership with Willard Katsande in midfield, and Komphela feels he has made a huge difference for the Glamour Boys

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela has hailed the progress that George Maluleka has made since recovering from an injury lay-off earlier this season.  

The 28-year-old has consistently been in the Amakhosi starting line-up, and Komphela feels his presence brings stability to the team's midfield. 

Komphela said the only concern the technical team has right now is how long Maluleka can keep going without sustaining injuries. 

"He's doing well. George works very hard. He keeps the midfield intact. When it's time to defend he's there to add bodies and when he gets an opportunity he goes forward," Komphela told the media. 

"So, he is typical of a box midfielder, he gives you that, and one other thing we are concerned about is how long can he go," he said. 

The 50-year-old expects Maluleka to the survive Sunday's clash away to Chippa United in the Telkom Knockout Cup, before giving everyone a breather for the international break which starts on Monday.  

"I hope he survives Sunday so that he gets to the Fifa break and we can give them off so that they can get a breather," added the Amakhosi mentor.