Kom­phela’s res­ig­na­tion let­ter, tip of the ice­berg…

What the Siya crew has been told…

Soccer Laduma - - Siyag Bhoza -

Steve Kom­phela’s ex­plo­sive res­ig­na­tion let­ter, which was leaked days af­ter he quit Bloem­fontein Celtic late last month, is said to be the tip of the ice­berg at the ail­ing club.

There’s not been a de­nial from club boss Max Tsha­bal­ala or chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Khum­bu­lani Konco on al­le­ga­tions of un­pro­fes­sion­al­ism by the coach and the rea­sons why Phunya Sele Sele was close to not hon­our­ing their Absa Pre­mier­ship fix­ture against Mar­itzburg United on Septem­ber 28 at the Dr Molemela Sta­dium.

In fact, there has been fur­ther ad­mis­sion from Tsha­bal­ala’s lawyer and cousin, Mandla Tsha­bal­ala, that their fi­nan­cial trou­bles look set to con­tinue.

The let­ter, which was cir­cu­lated within the foot­ball fra­ter­nity, among foot­ball ad­min­is­tra­tors and the me­dia, and its con­tents splashed all over so­cial me­dia has seen Kom­phela be­ing hailed as a hero for break­ing the si­lence re­gard­ing what has re­ally been go­ing on be­hind the scenes at one of the Premier Soc­cer League’s most sup­ported out­fits.

Kom­phela, a for­mer na­tional team cap­tain and Kaizer Chiefs coach, lifted the lid on poor man­age­ment, bro­ken prom­ises and re­vealed that he – on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions – had to pay out of his own pocket for main­te­nance on the club’s train­ing grounds.

He also claimed that he had to en­list the ser­vice of in­de­pen­dent an­a­lysts to pre­pare for matches against Chippa United, Golden Ar­rows, Or­lando Pi­rates, Chiefs, Black Leop­ards, Mar­itzburg United and Mamelodi Sun­downs, but was never com­pen­sated by Celtic man­age­ment.

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