Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has identified what it would take for them to maintain their current Absa Premiership log position in the second half of the season.
Chiefs are currently second on the standings with 22 points from 15 matches, but the big question is whether they will be able to remain amongst the front-runners throughout the rest of the season.
With the January transfer window on the horizon, all clubs will be presented with an opportunity to fortify their squads ahead of what is expected to be an even tougher second round, as things heat up on both ends of the table.
Aside from having recently recruited Leonardo Castro to their ranks, Komphela is adamant that adding numbers may not be the key to Amakhosi staying on course for a top-three finish, but rather they need to turn their fortunes around in front of goal.
“We need to win matches and, looking at where we are, we just need to score goals. And before you fix anything, you look at what is it that you’re sitting on,” defended Komphela when posed with the question of how to maintain their position.
“Can you generate and score goals from the ones [players] you have? Because there’s also no guarantees that when you get a player in the transfer window he will hit the mark.
“There’s issues of adaptation, integration and a whole lot of things. But just winning matches and being consistent in goal scoring will assist you.”
Komphela also feels a bit more consistency is needed from his charges in terms of their individual performances.
“If you look at our top goal scorer currently, or which player hits the net consistently, we’re still struggling in that regard,” he added.
“And from individual performances and players’ inconsistency, it then goes into the team’s performances and inconsistencies. So for teams to be consistent individuals must be consistent.
“Without saying now, the coach is putting blame on the players, because the interpretation of my context from here would be, ‘Steve says, because the teams are not consistent then players are not consistent’ – no!
“I’m just trying to speak to the rationale of teams being made by players. So, when you get it [consistency] from players then teams are going to have it.”