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Komphela: Why Lebese Was Missing…

George Lebese's Kaizer Chiefs Absence Has Been Explained

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 17, 2017 10:04 AM
Steve Komphela has explained why George Lebese was missing for Kaizer Chiefs prior to his game-winning return against Chippa United this weekend.
 
See how much the goal meant to Lebese in the gallery above
 
The 28-year-old was missing for the Amakhosi’s clashes with Acornbush United and Bloemfontein Celtic this month, sprouting rumours that he had fallen out of favour under Steve Komphela, however his head coach says that that was not the reason.
 
Lebese, who has been battling injury, had a huge impact on the game on Saturday as he came off the bench to score the winner, and Komphela says that he had a feeling that he would do so, and made sure that he celebrated with the attacker.
 
He told Chiefs’ official website, “We made a few changes, including bringing on George Lebese and it worked… With Edmore having worked hard in the first half, we thought that Lebese with his finesse will give us something different. And, I remember telling the bench that George will score for us tonight and that’s exactly what happened.
 
“George had a niggling pain in his ankle and we wanted it to settle and be treated adequately. I hope he will remain injury free for the rest of the season.”
 
Meanwhile, with Chiefs now 14 games unbeaten in all competitions and still in contention for the Absa Premiership title, Komphela is optimistic.
 
 
He said, “Any point counts at the stage. We played a good side that can hurt you if you aren’t careful. They don’t threaten often, but they have this ability to score at any point of the game if you aren’t careful.
 
“We had to grind out a result and I’m happy with the three points. The game was a spectacle for the supporters.”
 
The Kaizer Chiefs coach brought on George Lebese for Edmore Chirambadare at the start of the second half.
 
Komphela also touched on Gustavo Paez’s performance as he came in for the suspended Bernard Parker, and whether he would keep his place, saying, “Páez gave us everything we were looking for. I thought that he would get tired, but he played well until the end of the match.
 
“We will sort out the return of Parker when we get there next week.”


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Carder305 Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Carder305 Apr 19, 2017 08:50 AM
I still don't understand why would Steve Choose Chirambandare over him, it clearly doesn't make sense or maybe i just don't understand football.
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Carder305 Apr 19, 2017 08:50 AM
I still don't understand why would Steve Choose Chirambandare over him, it clearly doesn't make sense or maybe i just don't understand football.
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listolidz Apr 18, 2017 05:10 PM
Good work sir, keep working hard with your boys....
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shadae Apr 18, 2017 03:39 PM
just get the nedbank cup and we off to CAF
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Warra4khosi Apr 18, 2017 03:30 PM
Nyhwenyhwe nyhwenyhwe.......we are picking up points......mind your own business sihamba ngevura
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Bubbles Apr 18, 2017 10:59 AM
@radzuma Concentrate, look at the topic. we dont talk Sundowns here but only G. Lebese
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Patricks12 Apr 18, 2017 10:57 AM
@Realydoctor10 You were in a coma for some time he played 14 games unbeaten (That includes Nedbank cup games) and Chiefs are No 2 on the Log, 1 game couldn't have brought chiefs where they are
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Bubbles Apr 18, 2017 10:56 AM
This boy score only spectacular goals. I still maintain coach play George Lebese very often then you will win the league. Set aside your differences and let the boy do the job for you. Dont hide behind injuries there is nothing like that
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Msholozi ll Apr 17, 2017 11:34 PM
@fisto vs zebraditor who cares about your lucky star yellow envelope
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DaBrisco Nation Apr 17, 2017 08:55 PM
Good Job Stevovo
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setlaboswana Apr 17, 2017 08:04 PM
@makhanda-mendu, have I understood you properly young man? Twala took three to four...players, not so?
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The-Rose-of-Pretoria#kby Apr 17, 2017 07:45 PM
Why Was He Missing? You Know Well Nd Becoz He Gave You A Win Now You Talking About His Missing. You Are Saying Ths Becoz You Saw Him Watchng Hs Next Club To Join Molesting Ssu, Guess What You Are Going To Lose Him Anyway.
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Bragibbz Apr 17, 2017 06:57 PM
Yha steve jst give all of them a BIo plus we want more from everyplayer when given a Run so we also want to see ekstain scores nhe#Amakhosi abhabhela phezulu.
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makhanda-mendu Apr 17, 2017 06:05 PM
@setlaboswana point is chippa wer on attack when chiefs transmitted to what led to chiefs goal...! So that is why they could deal with twala bcz he took three to four and he was on danger zone any foul could hav led to set-pic.. They let go of him, lebese was smart first touch then he realised that he was in box so he can twist and turne bcz any touch he will go down... That would posibly lead to penalty..!
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goldentreble Apr 17, 2017 05:52 PM
I'm not surprised by @GL17' showing he's a great player.He just need support from the technical team, management and his teammate alike.
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radzuma Apr 17, 2017 05:30 PM
Sundowns is going to defend this league and Champions league
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radzuma Apr 17, 2017 05:23 PM
Lebese's heart is at the African Giant not this mickmouse team
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setlaboswana Apr 17, 2017 05:23 PM
@makhanda-mendu, I don't get your point.
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Gizaretti_legendary Apr 17, 2017 05:20 PM
Khomphela obtained his MA degree in English with distinction. That separates him from Pizza!
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Fhulu m Apr 17, 2017 04:47 PM
Lebese must start the next game

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