Absa Premiership

Komphela reflects on Nomvethe retiring and 2018/19 season

2019-05-20 07:47
Siyabonga Nomvethe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela believes retiring Siyabonga Nomvethe is a great and he described the Premiership in 2018/19 as 'crazy'.

Nomvethe hung up his boots at the end of the current campaign with AmaZulu after a career that spanned 25 years both in Europe and at home with a number of PSL teams.

Komphela said, as quoted by KickOff website: "Nomvethe deserves a statue. We must ask ourselves what message he has sent to young players.

"Bhele lives a clean life, always willing to learn and grow, a humble soul who has been dedicated and true to the game for years. There's a lot we can learn from him.

"He is that person who acts stupid just to better himself, he respects everyone, takes his football very seriously and for that, we need to give him great honour. He's in the class of the late Shoes Moshoeu."

Reflecting on the league season in South Africa's top flight, the Arrows mentor concluded: "It was a crazy season. I thought Mwape Musonda and Gaston Sirino would be amongst the nominees but you have to ask yourself it's not only them missing there, so many players couldn't make the cut.

"It shows the quality product we have in the Premier Soccer League. Even on how the league was won, it was unpredictable from the top to the relegation zone, a very tough campaign I must say.

"Pitso Mosimane has done well. Patience is really paying off there at [Mamelodi] Sundowns, it took them years to plant those trees. Same goes to Orlando Pirates and Micho [Milutin Sredojevic], they have come a long way. We need to teach South Africans about understanding the process."


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