Absa Premiership

Pitso was right - Komphela

2015-06-18 17:30
Steve Komphela and Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Newly-appointed Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela is looking forward to proving that local coaches are just as capable as their overseas counterparts.

Read: Komphela excited to start working

When Scottish coach Stuart Baxter left Amakhosi at the end of the season after a successful three years at the club, in which he won three trophies, speculation was rife as to who would replace him.

With numerous international coaches having taken up the reins at Naturena over the years, many Chiefs fans were keen to see a local given a chance to prove themselves at one of South Africa's biggest clubs.

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane revealed earlier this week that he felt it was time local coaches were given a chance of leading the biggest clubs in the country.

"Yes, Pitso was right. We are from the same school of thought and I agree with him that we have to take up the challenge and prove that we can do it," Komphela told Soccer Laduma.

"That's one of the reasons why I agreed to take over the reigns at Chiefs.

"Pitso was right. We need such challenges as local up-and-coming coaches and I am happy the Chiefs family has given me that chance."

With Eric Tinkler in charge of Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates, the 2015/16 Premiership campaign will be the first in some time that the big three of Pirates, Chiefs and Sundowns are all being led by South African coaches.

 

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