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.
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
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