Monday Oct 12, 2020. 16:00
Mamelodi Sundowns have appointed Steve Komphela as senior coach at the club following his sudden resignation at Golden Arrows.
The Brazilians confirmed on Monday morning that Komphela has taken up a position of senior coach at Chloorkop and will report to joint head coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena.
Mngqithi and Mokwena were handed the reins after Piso Mosimane’s move to Al Ahly. Mosimane, who spent eight successful years at Sundowns, will lead the Egyptian giants into the CAF Champions League semi-finals this weekend.
Komphela, 53, was appointed as Arrows head coach in 2019 following spells at Manning Rangers, Dynamos, Maritzburg United, Free State Stars, Kaizer Chiefs and Bloemfontein Celtic. He also previously served as Bafana Bafana caretaker coach.
“I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Chairperson of Lamontville Golen Arrows, Mato Madlala and to Golden Arrows FC for their support and encouragement whilst I was the head coach,” a statement released by Komphela read.
“Mato Madlala and Arrows contributed to my development and growth in football and I will forever be grateful to her and Golden Arrows.
“I have been given an exciting opportunity to join Mamelodi Sundowns as a senior coach to work with its joint head coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena.
“I look forward to this exciting challenge and hope to contribute to the growth and success of Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa and on the African continent.”
Sundowns kick-off their campaign at home to Bloemfontein Celtic in the MTN8 this Sunday before taking on Kaizer Chiefs in the opening weekend of the 2020/21 DStv Premiership season.
The Tshwane giants won a treble of trophies last season.