Komphela reveals his latest role at Downs

Since the sudden departure of four-time league winning head coach Pitso Mosimane, Mamelodi Sundowns, have sought for a requisite replacement and seem to have found their man.

Former Free State Stars and Kaizer Chiefs head coach, Steve Komphela, has confirmed that he will be taking over the reins as the most senior coaching figure at Chloorkop.

Although assistants, Rulani Mokwena and Manqoba Mngqithi, have taken more responsibility since Jingles’ departure last month, the 53-year-old released a press statement briefly outlining his gratitude for being given the opportunity at the 2016 CAF Champions League winners.

“I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Chairperson of Lamontville Golden Arrows, Mato Madlala, and to Golden Arrows FC for their support and encouragement to me whilst I was Head Coach of Golden Arrows,” Komphela said in his press release.

“Mato Madlala and Golden 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 Senior Coach and to work with its Joint Head Coaches, Manqoba Mngqithi, and Rulani 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,” he added.