Chiefs have lost their first two games of the season, a league defeat at Bidvest Wits and an MTN8 loss at Cape Town City. They host Dikwena at FNB Stadium in desperate need of a pick-me-up.
“Apart from this being the first home game, it is our second league match of the season,” Komphela told the Chiefs website on Wednesday.
“At some point we have to send a strong message to the opponents.”
Komphela added that Chiefs must be careful to be on their mettle after the international break.
“You will never know where you exactly stand until you go through the match …. You don’t want to come up with excuses, because all the teams went through the same period. We must just guard that the break won’t affect us negatively.”
The Kaizer Chiefs coach added that he was waiting for his medical team to advise on whether striker Emmanuel Letlotlo could play, but said the game was too early for Keagan Buchanan, saying the midfielder “will not be rushed into this one.”