Cape Town - Golden Arrows head coach Steve Komphela
has showered Rulani Mokwena with praise despite him being demoted to
assistant coach at Orlando Pirates.
Mokwena was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Buccaneers
after a string of disappointing results and was subsequently replaced by
German tactician Josef Zinnbauer.
The 34-year-old has now returned to his previous position at Pirates
as assistant coach but Komphela believes Mokwena still has great
"I still believe you don't just become bad because of results.
[Mauricio] Pochettino does not become a bad coach because he left
Tottenham," Komphela said as quoted by Far Post.
"Jose Mourinho had never been a bad coach just because he had been
out of the job for a while. Listen come to South Africa the best coaches
Gordon Igesund, Clive Barker - all of them have been out so it's the
nature of the game.
"He [Mokwena] is such an intelligent man that you would want to see more in the game."
"If you watched his Orlando Pirates team play you could see what was
happening and you would take interest in terms of oh goodness me they
are doing this consistently and it's something very creative," Komphela
"I find him to be more of a very hard-working coach, very creative
and very intelligent, there's nothing as more dangerous as an
intelligent man who works hard and is very creative."
- TeamTalk Media