Tuesday Jul 18, 2017. 14:00
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela was impressed by the club's new signings Teenage Hadebe and Philani Zulu at the 2017 Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup this past weekend.
Amakhosi beat Botswana side Township Rollers 2-0 in a semi-final clash at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney - with Zimbabwean defender Hadebe making his unofficial debut for Chiefs on Saturday.
Zulu, a defender-cum-midfielder, helped the South African giants edge out Free State Stars 1-0 in the final and Amakhosi clinched the Maize Cup in their first appearance in the pre-season tournament.
Komphela also praised Venezuelan striker Gustavo Paez, who inspired the Soweto giants to an impressive victory over Rollers, and promising youngster Khotso Malope.
“Philani did well at left-back. I thought the youngster, Malope, did well,” said Komphela.
“It was nice to see Paez scoring and looking more positive.
"The centre-back [Teenage] Radebe did well for the first time playing with this team and to perform like that I will give him a good 8 out of 10."
Hadebe joined Chiefs from Zimbabwean club Chicken Inn, while former Maritzburg United star Zulu arrived at Amakhosi as a free-agent.