Golden Arrows head coach Steve Komphela admits that the MulticChoice Diski Challenge (MDC) has over the years produced brilliant players who have gone on to make a name for themselves in the Absa Premiership.
However, he is not particularly convinced that Arrows and MDC history-making striker Nkosikhona Dube is ready to compete with the big boys in the PSL.
The 20-year-old year hitman is the first player to score more than 14 goals in MDC. Dube is the Diski Challenge top scorer with 20 goals beating Tshegofatso Mabasa’s record of 13 goals in the 2016/17 season.
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According to the Arrows mentor, topping the goal scorers charts in the PSL reserve League doesn’t necessarily mean you can replicate that in the Absa Premiership while making reference to Emmanuel Letlotlo who was at some point was the MDC top scorer and got promoted to the Kaizer Chiefs senior team.
“Emmanuel Letlotlo at Chiefs was top, and it was easy, I don’t know where he is now. MDC will give you a great platform, will highlight you, but you must then take the same character and ambition to the Absa Premiership,” said Komphela.
“I know very soon we will get a player from MDC, a top goal scorer breaking through. It might not be at Arrows; it might be at Cape Town City or anywhere else that’s nice and great.”
Komphela make it clear that he wants to strengthen his striking force in the next transfer window as his side is struggling upfront.
The likes of Percy Tau, Sipho Chaine, Tshegofatso Mabasa, Motjeka Madisha and Keletso Makgalwa are some of the MDC products doing well for their respective teams.
“In the MDC you can have top players like Siboniso Conco who were something else there but playing in the first team is not easy,” added the former Chiefs coach.
By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi