Ex-SA captain Komphela resigns as Kaizer Chiefs coach

Ex-SA captain Komphela resigns as Kaizer Chiefs coach
Steve Komphela

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Apr 22, 2018. 16:00

Former South Africa captain Steve Komphela has stepped down as head coach of Kaizer Chiefs with immediate effect.

The 50-year-old resigned following Chiefs' 2-0 defeat to Free State Stars in the semifinal round of the Nedbank Cup at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night.

Komphela, who had been appointed in July 2015, failed to win a major trophy with the Soweto giants.

Angry Chiefs fans stormed the Moses Mabhida Stadium field after Saturday's match in an attempt to intercept the players and coaches.

Those in the stands began vandalising and looting property.

Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung made the announcement regarding Komphela on the club's official website.

“We have to take responsibility and accept that we are faced with challenges," Motaung said.

"We cannot allow the situation to continue. We are worried about the safety of the players, the coach and supporters.

“We will make further announcements in the next few days.”

"Motaung thanked the coach for this contribution to the team over the last three seasons and wished him well for the future," a club statement read.

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