SAFA stall after Komphela snub

2012-07-09 09:20

Johannesburg - SAFA have yet to identify a candidate for the vacant technical director position after failing to land Steve Komphela.

Free State Stars mentor Komphela rejected an offer to take up the role last week, preferring to remain in charge of Ea Lla Koto.

SAFA spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi admits the footballing body had their hopes pinned on the former Bafana Bafana captain, who impressed when interviewing for the national coaching job despite losing out to Gordon Igesund.

"No other candidates have been identified at this stage and it is about now going back to the drawing board and the NEC, discussing what options are available," Chimhavi told the Sowetan.

"When the NEC saw the presentation made by Komphela they thought this was a godsend, it was perfect for the role of technical director and exactly what they wanted. They pinned all their hopes on him. At this stage there is no plan B."

SAFA need to replace Serame Letsoaka, whose contract expired in June.


  • dhirshan.gobind - 2012-07-09 09:27

    thank goodness this guy did not take the job as his snub proves he is not that smart after all. a cut-throat post with unfashionable free state stars in a pathetic league vs a cushy, dream, big pay job for your country! sour grapes steve! put gavin hunt in!

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-07-09 10:37

      Do you even know what a Technical Directors do? And do you really think Gavin would be a good candidate?

  • Malungisa - 2012-07-09 11:35

    Last time he do well i don't think this time around he will make it he will fight a relegation im telling you.And we as black people we can't progress cause we have too much jerlousy he though that he's going to get this job although is not good enough

  • tshifhiwam - 2012-07-09 12:21

    Kompela deserves much better than An Assistant Director's Post... Lets just Fire Mr Nematandani and the Gang... Useless buffoons ..

      nhamo.dzenyika - 2012-07-09 19:27

      you sound bitter Chief/Tshif

  • bmaestro - 2012-07-09 13:29

    komphela wanted the bafana head coach job,he lost to igesund and he no longer want to be reminded of his loss by being appointed as a technical director or whatever you may call it,SAFA IS ONE BIG JOKE FOOL OF OLD RETARDS WHO DONT KNOW ANYTHING BOUT SOCCER AND THEY LACK MANAGERIAL SKILLS,WE NEED NEW IDEAS AND YOUNG BLOOD TO RUN SAFA,ALL THE OLD FARTS!OOOUT!!!

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