Mon. Oct 26th, 2020

Steve Komphela joins Mamelodi Sundowns – but what is his new role?

Steve Komphela at Mamelodi Sundowns… who’d have thought it, eh? The well-travelled coach has left his current job to take on a new role in Tshwane.

steve komphela joins mamelodi sundowns but what is his new role - Steve Komphela joins Mamelodi Sundowns – but what is his new role?

Steve Komphela has completed a shock switch to Mamelodi Sundowns on Monday, leaving behind his role as Golden Arrows coach just two weeks before the new PSL season starts. The experienced coach will now form part of the coaching staff at the Tshwane giants, following the departure of Pitso Mosimane.

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As one of the best-known coaches in the PSL, Steve Komphela brings both a wealth of knowledge and character to Chloorkop. He has released an official statement on the matter, shedding more light on his new role with the Brazilians:

“I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Chairperson of Lamontville Golden Arrows, Mato Madlala, and to Golden Arrows FC for their support and encouragement to me whilst I was head coach.”

“I have been given an exciting opportunity to join Mamelodi Sundowns as Senior Coach and to work with joint head coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena. I look forward to this exciting challenge and hope to contribute to the growth and success of Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa and on the African continent.”

Steve Komphela

What will Steve Komphela do at Mamelodi Sundowns?

Although his presence may be seen as one looming over the new coaches, Steve Komphela won’t be ruling the roost with his new job. Earlier today, we learned a little more about his official title – and the duties he’s expected to undertake:

  • Komphela’s official job title has been shared on Monday: He will serve as Sundowns’ First Team Senior Coach
  • He will be part of the technical team at a management level, assisting head coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena.
  • He will report to the joint head coaches, and provide technical analysis alongside the backroom staff.

Steve Komphela’s managerial history

Komphela joined Golden Arrows in December 2018 after making a sudden switch from Bloemfontein Celtic. This came after he spent nearly three seasons at Kaizer Chiefs, presiding over an often-turbulent time for the club. He also enjoyed successful spells with Free State Stars and Maritzburg United – and now, he’s added another PSL club to his CV.

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