Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
19 Apr 2016
2:02 pm

Komphela won’t throw “Adebayor” in the deep end

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela believes Emmanuel Letlotlo is a talented youngster, but he will not let him take the sole responsibility to carry the club once he gets registered with Amakhosi’s senior team.

Steve Komphela coach of Kaizer Chiefs. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

“I think he is a talented youngster, he’s done very well at the MDC matches. He trained with us during the school holidays, but now that the schools are open he is back to the academy. But he also comes once or twice in a week,” said Komphela.

“The feeling you get from him is the quality he has, regarding whether he is the solution, you can’t put such huge responsibility in a youngster. You still invite and welcome him even the day you try to play him, you know that he is a prolific in goal scoring in lower levels he has shown.”

“You will also put him in with an understanding that you don’t want to throw him in a deep end. The fact that this team is huge, even not any of the senior players we put sole responsibility on their shoulders. But we would like to have him, he must come in get registered and he will play surely. We are not scared to play youngsters if they have the talent.”

Having spent some time with the senior team, the youngster went back to training with the Chiefs development side, and he scored a hat-trick in the reserves game last weekend.