Siwelele welcomes Komphela
Komphela was lauded for two spells in charge of Free State Stars‚ having also played for the club‚ as he led the side to three top eight finishes in five seasons combined‚ including fourth in the 2008/09 campaign.
Bloemfontein Celtic said that it is proud to announce the arrival of Steve Komphela after the former Kaizer Chiefs mentor penned a two-year deal with additional one-year option with the Mangaung based outfit. This was revealed by Club Chairman Max Tshabalala. “Our strategy was to get a reputable local coach with immense pedigree who can take us to greater heights and in Steve we found an appropriate candidate,” he added.
Tshabalala agrees though, that the new man at the helm will need time to rebuild a strong, competitive and exciting team that will be aligned with the culture of the team.
“Last season was complicated and we failed to achieve our goals however, we have now acquired the services of someone passionate, hungry for success and willing to bring the excitement synonymous with Celtic supporters.
He has the judgment, Knowledge and experience.
He promotes the youth and has an exceptional eye for raw talent and that is exactly what we need as a team.”
The Celtic head-honcho concludes: “We are relying heavily on the support of our forever supportive fans to rally behind the coach and his team.” Just how Celtic will fund the acquisition of Komphela‚ one of the best paid coaches in the PSL‚ is not clear‚ but it is certainly a massive coup for the club.
Komphela may have struggled at Chiefs‚ where expectations are that the club will win silverware every season‚ but he has blossomed at teams where the pressure is less evident.
Komphela is yet to win silverware in his coaching career though‚ which will be an immediate aim with Celtic this coming season.