Komphela aiming high in TKO

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  • Post published:October 25, 2016

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says his side’s objective in the Telkom Knockout Cup is to reach the finals after advancing into the quarter-finals.

The Glamour Boys played out to a goalless draw against the Team of Choice in the Last 16 but managed to progress to the next round winning 4-2 on penalties.

The 49-year-old coach says he is delighted that his side survived the onslaught of a ‘typical Ernst Middendorp game’.

‘There are areas where we did not tick the boxes,’ Komphela told the Kaizer Chiefs website.

‘We will be going through the recordings to find the details that we must work on. Maritzburg played a typical Ernst Middendorp-game, with five at the back and three players running at us. Lentjies was their main instigator.

‘We dealt well with their threat though and at times we survived their onslaught.’

The draw for the quarter-finals of the knockout tournament will be conducted on Thursday and Komphela says he is relishing the chance to walk away with the trophy.

‘We are looking forward to the quarterfinal draw,’ he added.

‘Our aim is very clear. That is to take it one game at the time, but also to anticipate reaching the final and lifting the trophy.’

Kaizer Chiefs will now turn their focus to the Absa Premiership when they take on Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off has been set for 15:30.