Steve Komphela: Former Moroka Swallows Head Coach Shares Plans for the Future After Sack

Steve Komphela: Former Moroka Swallows Head Coach Shares Plans for the Future After Sack

Robert Abong'o
updated at March 1, 2024 at 5:41 AM
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  • Steve Komphela wants to make a meaningful impact on football
  • Komphela was sacked by Moroka Swallows earlier this month
  • The ex-Kaizer Chiefs boss now has a preference for big projects

Former Moroka Swallows coach, Steve Komphela, has shed light on his plans after he got sacked by the Soweto-based club earlier this month.

Swallows faced various challenges during his tenure, including player strikes, dismissals, and missing two DSTv Premiership fixtures, which impacted their finances and league position.

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns manager has now set his focus on his desire to engage in projects that focus on developing players not just as athletes but as individuals.

Former Moroka Swallows coach, Steve Komphela. Photo: iDiskiTimes.
Steve Komphela is thinking beyond coaching from the touchline. Photo: iDiskiTimes.
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The 56-year-old stressed his preference for projects over mere jobs, citing the opportunity they offer to influence players and contribute to their personal growth positively.

“As I’ve always done it and like anybody else I prefer to have a project and not a job. Because, if I have a job, I’m not helping anyone, but when you have a project, you are definitely helping others,” he said, as reported by iDiski Times.

He also refuted allegations made by the club's team manager, Elasto Kapowehza, regarding his alleged involvement in inciting a player strike in December 2023. The slowdown led to the termination of contracts for several players and subsequent disciplinary actions by the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

The coach, who Swallows dismissed on February 19, underscored the importance of integrity and accountability in sports management, highlighting the need for clarity and adherence to standards.

Before his departure, Komphela had already experienced friction with the club, citing a lack of communication regarding the team's return to training.

“Elasto, the team manager, communicates with players and never with me. I know nothing about all the decisions taken from 27 December,” he said, as quoted on SABC Sport.

His absence from the team's first session further fueled speculation surrounding player salary disputes.

Swallows part ways with Komphela

Sports Brief reported when Swallows officially parted ways with Komphela, amid the possibility of making a return to Golden Arrows.

The Premier Soccer League side is yet to name a replacement.

He could return to Golden Arrows after leaving the club for Sundowns in 2020.

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