Ex-Chiefs and Sundowns star ready to develop lethal strikers

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 12: Katlego Mphela of Royal Eagles FC in action during the National First Division match between FC Cape Town and Royal Eagles at NNK Stadium on March 12, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 12: Katlego Mphela of Royal Eagles FC in action during the National First Division match between FC Cape Town and Royal Eagles at NNK Stadium on March 12, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego Mphela is looking at developing the new generation of strikers.

The former Bafana Bafana striker works at Sports Plus Academy in Kempton Park where he trains young strikers.

“I don’t see myself coaching the whole team because I don’t think I’d be able to handle all the different personalities and egos,” Mphela told SundaySun.

“That’s a difficult thing to do. But if I can help with something, then I will.

“Maybe as a striker coach because I have the experience. I’ve missed chances in big games, so I already know what you have to do to score goals.

“Our strikers need guidance, coaches need to work with these guys more,” added Mphela.

“If they have to work twice a day, so be it. It’s their job, they get paid for it. Clearly, local guys need to push themselves harder,” concluded Mphela.

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