Orlando Pirates Said to Be Looking at Mamelodi Sundowns' Steve Komphela as Search for Head Coach Continues

Orlando Pirates Said to Be Looking at Mamelodi Sundowns' Steve Komphela as Search for Head Coach Continues

  • Orlando Pirates' search for its next head coach has reportedly ramped up with a new possible candidate added to the list
  • Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Steve Komphela is now among those said the be considered to man the helm of the Buccaneers' ship
  • With Mandla Ncikazi said to be staying put with the club, Khompela joining him at Pirates would be a reunion from their days at Golden Arrows

A report has emerged that Orlando Pirates is considering current Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Steve Khompela as a possible future head coach.

This would widen the field of candidates to Benni McCarthy, Pitso Mosimane, Dan Malesela, Cavin Johnson, Gavin Hunt and Spaniard Pablo Franco Martin.

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Steve Komphela and Mandla Ncikazi could be reunited at Orlando Pirates.
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Earlier this month, the club parted ways with Fadlu Davids, as was reported by Sport24.

However, according to Kick Off, the possibility of Komphela reuniting with Mandla Ncikazi could be prevented due to Sundowns’ buy-out clause on the coach’s contract.

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The article continued that Komphela still has three years left on his deal with the Chloorkop-based outfit. It remains unclear whether Pirates are prepared to buy out the former Kaizer Chiefs coach at Sundowns.

Apparently, the Buccaneers want Komphela to join the technical team as they believe he has a good working relationship with Ncikazi, and the duo share a similar football philosophy.

The pair had previously worked together at both Maritzburg United and Golden Arrows and there is a possibility that the relationship could soon be rekindled in Soweto in the coming season.

Pirates are said to be planning to make a formal approach to see if the Tshwane giants would be keen to negotiate.

Mandla Ncikazi to remain with Orlando Pirates after Fadlu Davids' departure

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It has been reported that interim Orlando Pirates coach Mandla Ncikazi is staying put at the club.

As reported by Sports Brief, this is despite rumours swirling of an array of possible candidates being looked at to replace him and former co-coach Fadlu Davids. Earlier this month, the club parted ways with Fadlu Davids.

The Buccaneers have been linked with a variety of individuals to take the head coach position ahead of next season.

Source: Sports Brief News