Komphela quits Chiefs

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Steve Komphela
  • Post published:April 21, 2018

Steve Komphela has stepped down as the coach of Kaizer Chiefs with immediate effect after his side were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup, writes DEAN WORKMAN.

The Amakhosi football manager Bobby Motaung confirmed Komphela’s departure after Chiefs lost 2-0 to Free State Stars in their Nedbank Cup semi-final on Saturday evening.

‘The coach is stepping down with immediate effect,’ said Motaung.

The Amakhosi supporters reacted angrily after the match, invading the pitch, attacking the players and security guards, as well as destroying broadcast equipment. The violence from the supporters may just have been the tipping point for Komphela.

‘What we saw today is not good for football. It calls for reflection also from my side. About this club. About the future. If I’m the trigger for this [violence], then maybe one has to say ‘maybe step aside … just stop the switch,’ said the 50-year-old after the game.

The former Maritzburg United manager’s three-year reign at the Naturena based side was a largely unsuccessful as his side failed to lift any silverware.