Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football writer
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8 Feb 2017
10:47 am

Komphela expects better from Paez

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela rated Gustavo “Maleven” Paez’s debut performance as a 5.5 out of 10 on Tuesday night.

Former Kaizer Chiefs man Gustavo Paez is one of the players not in the TTM squad. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Paez – who was Amakhosi’s only signing in January – was introduced with 30 minutes left on the clock, and with the team comfortably 2-0 up.

“Having worked with him and knowing what he is capable of, if I were to rate him out of 10 I would give him a 5 or 5 and half,” said Komphela in a post-match media conference.

“There is a ball which I thought he would have done better to pass and he took a shot, but he is a striker and always looking to score. But it will not always happen,” added Komphela on his new Venezuelan attacker.

The 26-year-old did fairly well in the 30 minutes he played and he set up Willard Katsande for Amakhosi’s third goal and also had a shot sailing over the bar.

His movements off the ball were also quite notable and he could prove to be a great acquisition for Komphela.