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SAFA's 'top secret' is out

2012-04-05 11:50

Johannesburg - SAFA have confirmed the appointment of Steve Komphela as assistant to Bafana Bafana head coach Pitso Mosimane.

SAFA’s head of Technical Committee, Fanyana Sibanyoni, confirmed Komphela’s appointment. He said that they are happy to bring the well traveled coach on board and explained that he will be involved with Mosimane on a part-time basis, as he will continue his position at the helm of Stars.

Sibanyoni added that this would not change assistant coach Ceasar Leal’s position within the Bafana setup.

 "I think its no longer a rumour or secret that Steve Komphela is the assistant coach. He has been there for the national team before and knows the team very well. We are happy that Komphela agreed to help the national team so that we achieve our goals to reach the 2014 World Cup and also do very well in the next year's Afcon here at home.

 “We also want to thank Free State Stars for allowing him to come and work with the national team. We wish him all the best in his new role as the assistant national team coach," Sibanyoni expressed.

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Comments
  • Mashudu - 2012-04-05 12:05

    will this work?

      Jack - 2012-04-05 12:33

      I doubt it, he already looks confused.

      tseliso.molukanele - 2012-04-05 12:38

      @Jack funny hahahaha!

      willie.uys - 2012-04-05 13:21

      Looks like he is smelling a rat.

  • chuma.mhlebil - 2012-04-05 12:06

    Is that a big secrete?

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-04-05 12:39

    Was it ever a secret? I wonder how would he able to work with someone as arrogant and self centred like Pitso, Khompela is talkative himself but intelligent and knowledgeable. I see a class of egos here and that would mean more trouble for the already troubled Bafana.

  • Buti - 2012-04-05 14:02

    Watch out Pitso not so long you're going down.

  • Flynn - 2012-04-05 14:04

    SA football will go nowhere with these local coaches. Why can't SA approach the like of Gary Bailey, Terry Pain, Lucas Radebe, etc - they have so much experience, surely they can turn SA soccer into a winning nation

      Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-04-05 14:26

      Just because they played soccer with the Poms doesn't make the them good coaches, they have nt even got the necessary qualifications or have not coach any team locally or abroad. Being a good soccer analyst or player doesn't qualify u automatically as a good coach.

  • carljdavis - 2012-04-05 14:16

    Would it even help bringing the best coaches here if the clubs do not want to release their players? Imagine the Springboks calling up their team but the front row, or the flyhalf and centres do not pitch!

  • Keith - 2012-04-05 17:57

    Can Safa just answer the nation two questions.Why is it that the two most successful coaches in the immediate past in South Africa are not given a chance with Bafana? What did Ingesund and Hunt do not to given a chance.Look at their track records. We cannot go on like this and hope that our team must win.If we must make a chance please relieve Pitso of his duties and bring Kompela in.I however doubt that he is the right person for the job now.Safa must also look into some sort of an selection panel. Some of our coaches does not select our best players. Bafana is capable of better but is my humble submission that our coaching staff is the problem.

  • Sipho - 2012-04-05 18:31

    It is not the coach who makes the players famous, it is the players who elevate the status of a coach. Khompela failed dismally at Platinum Stars. He went to Free State Stars and found a group of players who are hungry for success. Hence his elevated status. Not worthy of a national coach.

      Lwandile - 2012-04-10 08:30

      Sipho my brother i agree with you,Steve Komphela did not fail with Platinum stars only,even with under23.He did not qualify after sasol envested a lot of money and support to search talent around the world.Dis is embarasing for SAFA to appoint this person ahead of Hunt and Igusend.What this guys need to do to be recognised by SAFA.Its realy degusting my lovely South African.I still biliv Pitso can do this without Komphela. I ashaimed of him because he nevar said he need this guy.

  • Gerhard - 2012-04-06 08:24

    Safa failing the nation again.It looks like we as a nation is to suffer again as our team will again fail do to the lack of talent and the blame should go to the coach as his persistance will local players

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