Komphela blames Pirates, Chiefs

Steve Komphela blames Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs for failure to sign or develop strikers for their South African team. He tries to explain why many top coaches didn’t have success with the Bafana Bafana team. For the, is hard to find a striker who will be good enough like Benni McCarthy or Shaun Bartlett. Both of them scored over 60 goals for the country.

Komphela spoke about South Africa strikers

Komphela is known as a Golden Arrows coach, but now he is speaking about South Africa strikers. He is aware that they need to find strikers, but it looks like there is no right striker.

Just if we look at Orlando Pirates, they are led by a foreigner, with Kaizer Chiefs situation is almost the same. They are led by a foreign, the only exception is Lebogang Manyama. In Mamelodi Sundowns situation is the same, they are led by a foreigner.


Strikers from South Africa are not playing. For example, Gift Motupa from Bidvest Wits is not playing much. In this season he only scored 2 goals. The same situation is with Macuphu and Grobler from SuperSport United.


As former Bafana Bafana coach said, Molefi Ntseki will have a hard job to find proper finishers. Many coaches before they had the same problem. Basically from Stuart Baxter, their team has the same problem.

As he said he will not help Molefi Ntseki. He knows that he will have a lot of problems to find a good striker. In the beginning, he will need to take a striker from the modest team, which will not help them a lot.

The last time when they have on promising striker was when Katlego Mphela. He scored 23 goals in the 51 matches. He had a good chance to become great, but he was too injured and he didn’t remain consistent.

Komphela said that is very important to have one great striker in the top three teams because those players will have a chance to play in more matches. It is not the same situation if the player is playing in a good team who has better Soccer10 results, or if the player is playing in some small club.