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Phakaaathi Reporter
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6 Feb 2017
10:23 am

Komphela opens the door for Manqele and Mthembu

Phakaaathi Reporter

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says he will consider out-of-favour strikers Edward Manqele and Siphelele Mthembu for selection.

William Twala (L) and Siphelele Mthembu (C) during the Kaizer Chiefs Media Open Day at Naturena . (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Manqele and Mthembu have fallen out of favour at Naturena and Chiefs are negotiating settlement agreements with them.

“They are still contracted to the club, and they will not be treated differently,” Komphela told reporters.

“Like everyone else in the team, they will be judged by their performances at training, and be selected on merit.”

Mthembu, who is yet to feature for Amakhosi this season, failed to secure a move to Bloemfontein Celtic in January.

Manqele, on the other hand, has also struggled to cement his spot in Komphela’s starting line-up, making eight appearances in all competitions for the Glamour Boys in the first half of the season.

The 49-year-old mentor though, warned both Manqele and Mthembu that they will have to pull up their socks like the rest of their teammates if they want to return to his team.