As it happened: Kaizer Chiefs press conference

2015-06-17 10:30

Recap all the action from Naturena as Kaizer Chiefs unveil Steve Komphela as their new head coach.

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17 Jun 10:11  

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17 Jun 10:10  

AND THAT'S THAT

The press conference wraps up.

Your thoughts on Steve Komphela as a replacement for Stuart Baxter?

17 Jun 10:08   Bobby Motaung thanks all those who submitted CVs - but were unsuccessful
17 Jun 10:08  
17 Jun 10:07  
17 Jun 10:06   Bobby Motaung: We had about 25-30 applicants (for the job)... Steve Komphela was tops in terms of the criteria
17 Jun 10:05  
17 Jun 10:04   Motaung: It's a mammoth task for Steve. I don't look Steve as a black coach, I look at him as a coach.
17 Jun 09:58   Bobby Motaung says Komphela applied for the job and wasn't approached
17 Jun 09:55  

THREE YEAR CONTRACT

Chiefs confirm Komphela's contract will start out as 3 years

17 Jun 09:53  
17 Jun 09:52   Kaizer Motaung: Maritzburg United's loss is our gain (just rubbing it in a little, hey, Kaizer?)
17 Jun 09:52  
17 Jun 09:51  

JUST A REMINDER

Komphela led Maritzburg United to 8th place in last season's Absa Premiership

17 Jun 09:50  

TOUGH DECISION

Komphela says it's the "bravest / toughest" decision he's ever had to make

17 Jun 09:47  
17 Jun 09:47   Komphela comes across as a helluva nice guy. Amakhosi fans will be hoping helluva nice guys are good enough to win trophies...
17 Jun 09:46   THE NEW MAN IN CHARGE AT KAIZER CHIEFS
17 Jun 09:45  
17 Jun 09:45  
17 Jun 09:44   There will be NO other changes to the Kaizer Chiefs technical team.
17 Jun 09:44   Motaung: I'm confident that with the experience he has gained... he deserves the kind of platform that we will give him at Chiefs
17 Jun 09:43   Komphela has previously coached at Manning Rangers, Dynamos, Free State Stars, Platinum Stars
17 Jun 09:41  

In walks Komphela to applause from the media assembled

Worst kept secret confirmed

17 Jun 09:40   ***STEVE KOMPHELA NAMED KAIZER CHIEFS COACH***
17 Jun 09:40   AT LEAST THEY DIDN'T PICK THE VERY FIRST ONE...
17 Jun 09:39   Kaizer Motaung talking about the weather... #strange
17 Jun 09:39   Kaizer Motaung addresses the room first
17 Jun 09:39   Motaung confirms that they have been going through CV's of individuals who can take over Chiefs job.
17 Jun 09:38   Motaung Snr takes over proceedings. He welcomes the media and is making the official announcement of the new coach.
17 Jun 09:37   Jessica Motaung confirms that Kaizer Chiefs are indeed announcing their new coach this morning.
17 Jun 09:37   Jessica confirms that a new coach will be announced. 
17 Jun 09:36  
17 Jun 09:36   Kaizer Motaung Snr, Bobby Motaung, Jessica Motaung joins proceedings.
17 Jun 09:35   Slight delay to proceedings, but Bobby Motaung promises the media assembled that it won't take long as media will need to get to SAFA House for the release of next season's PSL fixtures at 11:30
17 Jun 09:32   The Press conference is in session as Kaizer Chiefs media manager addresses the media.
17 Jun 08:31  

***PRESS CONFERENCE TO START AT 9:30***

17 Jun 08:30   There is also the possible announcements of player signings. Daniel Cardoso has confirmed that he has indeed signed a contract with the Naturena club. Cardoso admits he awaits for the Sowetan giants to make the official announcement.
17 Jun 08:27   Will Kaizer Chiefs unveil Steve Komphela as their new head coach?
17 Jun 08:27   Welcome to the LIVE coverage of the Kaizer Chiefs press conference.

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