Is this the very same Steve Komphela who came up with an impressive Under-23 Wonke-Wonke programme that cost Sasol millions of Rands, but only produced Luvhengo Mngomeni?
Is this the very same Steve Komphela whose Under-23 team failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics despite getting all the support he wanted?
Maybe not… maybe the Steve I’m talking about is the one who works for that bank in a radio commercial. Yes, the one who makes all the great promises to clients about great interest rates and lower bank charges but fails to deliver.
Let me get straight to the point before I get caught up in using William Shakespeare’s flowery English that seem to have found a place in the hearts of so many South African football fans; making a grand power point presentation doesn’t guarantee success and is not the way Safa should judge a coach.
Candidates for national team jobs should be judged on previous success obtained at club level or previous national team(s) and, judging by this, Igesund is the best man for the job.
The Moroka Swallows coach has proven over and over again that he is one of the best this country has ever seen. Battling relegation and winning League titles … he has seen it all and done it all.
He might not be well equipped in the world of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, but is that how we want to judge our coaches? Make a great presentation and speak grand flowery English?
I bet not…
Many South Africans want a coach who will get Bafana to win matches and get us to the World Cup.
Now Safa, please stop wasting our time with these fancy presentations and Visions and get us a coach who can help us win matches. That man is Gordon Igesund…
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