'Komphela can transform Bafana'


Steve Komphela's name has been put forward for the vacant Bafana Bafana job and he has strong support from those who know him.

Komphela did not hesitate when asked recently about coaching the national team and made it clear that if he gets an offer he will not turn it down because serving the nation should be the pride of any citizen.

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Golden Arrows reserve team coach Vusimuzi Vilakazi believes his colleague can be a good successor to Stuart Baxter if he were given an opportunity because of his knowledge of the game.

"Steve Komphela is top class my brother," said 'Kanu'.

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"In all the coaches that came I know everyone has his own flows but I've never seen someone so informed about football in my life.

"He breaks it down nicely and having been a teacher helps him a lot to make things easy for everyone at Arrows, from players to coaches, we learn a lot from him.

"If he can get the job in the national team I'm sure Bafana Bafana will be something else, but I'm not firing him at Arrows [laughs]!"

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Vilakazi, who has not been shy to criticise and question the criteria of selecting players for the junior national teams, is happy that finally some Arrows players were called up by under-23 coach David Notoane and hopes more from KwaZulu-Natal will be considered in the future.

"I spoke about that, I'm not going to repeat that. I can only say I'm happy that David Notoane has called up some players from Arrows and I'm hoping we will see more from KZN going forward." 

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