Absa Premiership

Komphela hails Teenage's influence

Teenage Hadebe (Gallo Images)
Teenage Hadebe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela was pleased with what he saw from debutant defender Teenage Hadebe in the draw with AmaZulu.

Hadebe signed for Amakhosi during the pre-season, but an injury meant that he had to wait more than three months before finally running out for the Glamour Boys.

The 22-year-old from Bulawayo helped the Soweto giants keep a clean-sheet and claim a point from their trip down to Durban, and Komphela saw promise in his performance.

"Teenage gave us the balance in our backline of three centre-backs, because he's left-footed. I thought he passed the test on debut," he was quoted saying by the Chiefs website.

Commenting on the game, Komphela was not displeased with the point but does hope to see his team becoming more proficient in front of goal.

"The league is tight this season. Collecting a point is huge given the competitiveness of the league this season,"said the Chiefs mentor.

"AmaZulu stood their ground. Many teams play to a draw, because there's so much at stake.

"We have a lot of homework to do," he continued.

"We have worked hard on our defence and have recorded numerous clean sheets. We are happy with that.

"Our finishing, however, remains a concern. We will work on it though and hope to improve in our next match."

Amakhosi's focus is now on Saturday evening's league clash with Free State Stars at the FNB Stadium.

Kick off is at 18:00.

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