Komphela feels for Ea Lla Koto


Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela has sympathised with Free State Stars supporters after Ea Lla Koto were relegated to the National First Division.

Stars were automatically relegated on Saturday after their 1-0 defeat to Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Goble Park.

Komphela is a former Ea Lla Koto coach and had stablilised things during his time there. On Saturday after they were relegated the Arrows coach felt they were unlucky.

"It was very tight, from the title to relegation race. I think they were just unlucky, might be changes of coaches but administration wise the club has one of the best in the league, technically there's been few mistakes from players and coaches," Komphela said.  

Komphela then went on to address the issue of former Stars coach Luc Eymael, who was blamed by current coach Nikola Kavazovic for messing up the club.

Komphela didn't want to point fingers, but had some piece advice for for Eymael.

"Luc Eymael must man up, be proffessional and respect other colleagues. The football world is very small, it’s for all of us, maintaining discipline and order is very important," Komphela added 

"If he's too arrogant, he won't last in this game. We've seen them come and go, history will judge him, I can't really say he's the reason Free State Stars are relegated, it not my place to point fingers, but knowing him I won't he surprised. 

"His attitude reminds me of history where Africans were divided, he can't come here and think he will divide us, He will never succeed."