Absa Premiership

Maritzburg spoiled for choice

2015-06-19 08:47
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia has revealed there is a lengthy queue of potential candidates to replace departed coach Steve Komphela, and says he hopes to fill the vacancy by the end of the month.

Read: Many challenges for Komphela

The Team of Choice announced the departure of Komphela earlier this week, with the coach then unveiled as the new Kaizer Chiefs boss on Wednesday.

Kadodia says that applications have been pouring in from South Africa and beyond the borders ever since the news was first revealed on Monday.

"We can't give any names, but there are a lot of enquiries coming through, from both locally and internationally," he said.

"We have to scrutinise all the CVs we receive at the moment. We will decide what's best for our club."

Kadodia also confirmed that he will not be tapping up any coaches for the role, as was done to his former coach Komphela on several occasions by other clubs during his 18-month stint in Pietermaritzburg.

"We're not going to head hunt and disturb another clubs by taking a coach out of employment," he added.

"We have to look at both local and foreign-based coaches to see exactly who is the best for the job.

"With the type of set-up we have here, we have to really apply our minds to see who is the best guy that fits the role."

Assistant coach Mandla Ncikazi has been placed in temporary charge and led the squad when they began pre-season training earlier this week.

Read more on:    maritzburg united  |  psl  |  steve komphela  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 19 January 2018
Wits v Bloemfontein Celtic, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Cape Town City FC v Ajax Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, Goble Park 15:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu FC v SuperSport United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.