Steve Komphela satisfied with Kaizer Chiefs' progress

The Glamour Boys are eight points behind log leaders Sundowns with over 10 games to go, but Komphela says he's pleased with his team's progress so far

Coach Steve Komphela says Kaizer Chiefs want to increase their number of wins by beating Bidvest Wits when the two sides meet on Saturday evening. 

Amakhosi have drawn more games than they've won this season - nine draws, seven wins and three defeats - and Komphela intends to use their current run of form to their advantage. 

The Soweto giants are unbeaten in their last six matches, but they visit a Wits side brimming with confidence following their 4-1 win over SuperSport United last weekend. 

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“We want to increase the number of wins. We are on a good run, but we must make sure we collect maximum points,” Komphela told the Amakhosi website.

While the Students haven't been consistent enough this season, and continue to lie in the bottom of the table, Komphela believes that they're still a force to be reckoned with in the league.  

The 50-year-old tactician added that Chiefs still respect their Johannesburg-based opponents, especially now that they have refreshed their squad with some familiar faces. 

“Football results are funny. Wits didn’t suddenly become a bad side barely a few months after having won the league title. They are still a force to be reckoned with,” he said.

“We still have lots of respect for them. They’ve changed a bit and have refreshed their squad with new additions. They didn’t bring any strangers to our local game, looking at their signings, Lehlohonolo Majoro and Edwin Gyimah,” added Komphela. 

Chiefs are eight points behind Sundowns ahead of Saturday's encounter, and could have been much closer had they not dropped points unnecessarily during the first half of the season. 

However, Komphela said that they are satisfied with the progress they have made since the beginning of the season. 

“We are satisfied with our progress, because even when a set-back occurred early in the game, we managed to carry on, compete and come back," said Komphela.