Komphela compares Zuma to Siyabonga Nomvethe

Dumisani Zuma of Kaizer Chiefs has a shot at goal during the Absa Premiership game between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium (Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix)

Dumisani Zuma of Kaizer Chiefs has a shot at goal during the Absa Premiership game between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium (Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix)

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says people shouldn’t be deceived by Dumisani Zuma’s persona.

The Amakhosi coach say the forward, just like former Amakhosi striker Siyabonga Nomvethe, is not aggressive but has all the other element of quality striker.

Zuma came off the bench to score the winning goal against Ajax Cape Town in Chiefs’ last game of the year last weekend.

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“He has been very patient waiting for his chance‚” said Komphela.

“We always knew the quality he possessed and that’s why we bought him. He’s a calm and clinical finisher. He’s like (Siyabonga) Nomvethe.

“He’s very subdued‚ quiet‚ not the kind of person who ‘shows’ himself.

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“I had to scream at him just to get the monster out of him‚” Komphela told TimesLive.

“I was delighted with his first start against Platinum Stars the other week.

“He hardly loses possession and you could see he’s got the quality.

“The only thing you need to understand is the character‚ the personality.

“Don’t be misled by his silence‚ thinking he is cold.

“He’s not cold‚ he’s lethal. He’s like (Siyabonga) Nomvete. He was quiet but he could kill you.

“The goal Zuma scored against Ajax was clinical. One-on-one‚ he won’t give you a chance‚” added the Chiefs coach.

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