Komphela for Sundowns?


In what capacity Komphela would work at Chloorkop is unknown, but it is believed he could be asked to head up the youth academy, a position that was vacated when Cavin Johnson left to become assistant coach at Platinum Stars.

But there is also the possibility that club owner Patrice Motsepe is looking to Komphela to take over the head coaching role at the club from Gordon Igesund, who has managed just one win in his last eight matches.

Sources within the club say Motsepe spoke to Komphela last week.

"The president met with Komphela on a couple of occasions last week," the source told KickOff.com. "I’m not sure if their meeting was about taking over from Igesund, but rumours in the office suggest he is set to head the club youth development side."

Komphela failed to lead the Under-23s to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and although technically still the coach of the side, it seems certain he will not continue in the role.

Meanwhile, it is business as usual for Igesund, who has no plans to resign, despite supporters calling for his head, and blamed the poor run on injuries to “key players”.

"At a big team like Sundowns there will always be pressure when you don't get results," he says. "I understand the frustrations of the supporters, but there have been a number of elements that have attributed to our poor performances, most notably key players spending time on the sidelines due to injury."

"But I will be looking forward to adding some new faces when the transfer window re-opens in January, and will take time to visit Ghana and Argentina to look for new players."