Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic's media officer, Sello Nduna, has
admitted that Steve Komphela's move to Golden Arrows on Friday caught the club
After parting ways with Kaizer Chiefs towards the end of the
2017/18 season, Komphela joined Siwelele in June, signing a two-year deal, with
an additional one-year option.
He went on to claim the Coach of the Month award for August,
steering Celtic to seventh place in the Premiership standings at the halfway
mark, level on 21 points with his former employers, Chiefs.
However, with doubts remaining over the future ownership of
the club and a limited transfer budget ahead of the transfer window, Komphela
decided to accept the offer of Arrows.
"That's a difficult one," Nduna was quoted as
saying by KickOff website. "We have not really discussed this much. This
caught us off guard, but we will have to meet urgently.
"We will meet sometime next week to have a discussion
about this, but as things stand Lehlohonolo Seema, John Maduka and Simon Gopane
will take the team through their paces.
"To be quite honest with you, we thought that Steve was
the right man for the team. But we would like to take this opportunity to thank
him for the transformation he brought within the team. He transformed the team,
so we just want to wish him the best going forward.
"We thank him for the work he did with us in a very
short space of time."