Komphela reflects on his first day at Sundowns


New Mamelodi Sundowns senior coach Steve Komphela has reflected on his first day as a member of the club’s technical team.

Komphela resigned as head coach of Golden Arrows on Sunday to take up the role at the ‘Brazilians’ alongside Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena, who are head co-coaches.

The 53-year-old was formally introduced to the players and the technical team on Monday.

“First days are very anxious, but I am very delighted to be part of this great team, very successful,” said Komphela.

“Joining a team of this calibre, expectations will always be there. Beyond that, joining Rulani and coach Manqoba it’s all about coming and sharing brains and thinking for the club in the best interest of the club.

“I have worked with some of these superstars here, but it was amazing to come across the cream that we meet at the training ground, unbelievable. Every person you come across, every face you come across, every eye connect with, you see just spark of quality,” he said.

“The energy that was there you could feel like goodness me, this is an environment that is so fertile. But the success that they’ve built is also their enemy. They have to get better.

“What they’ve built has to be maintained or surpassed. It’s a great environment. I know there are new players, they are also anxious. We need to guide these superstars,” added Komphela.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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