Swallows FC is excited to announce that decorated Premier Soccer League (PSL) coach Steve Komphela is set to take over as head coach, moving from his previous position as co-coach at Mamelodi Sundowns.
Komphela, who initially joined Sundowns in 2020 as a senior coach, has been working alongside joint head coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena. His extensive coaching experience also includes previous tenures with teams such as Kaizer Chiefs, Bloemfontein Celtic, and Maritzburg United.
Komphela will be formally introduced to the Swallows FC family next Tuesday, with Musa Nyatama and Ditheko Mototo assisting him. Nyatama had previously led Swallows FC to finish eighth in the 2022/23 PSL season.
In a statement, Swallows FC expressed enthusiasm about the new appointment: “We want to take Swallows FC to the next level and we are excited to have attracted the services of Coach Komphela. We appreciate the professional manner in which Mamelodi Sundowns FC managed these negotiations.”
The statement further revealed that Komphela and the assisting coaches had already met to celebrate the new head coach’s birthday and were excited to work together to elevate Swallows FC.
Upon his departure, Mamelodi Sundowns expressed its best wishes to Komphela. The Chairperson of Mamelodi Sundowns, Tlhopie Motsepe, thanked Komphela for his service and loyalty, stating, “Steve Komphela served Mamelodi Sundowns with loyalty and devotion and will always be a member of the Mamelodi Sundowns Family. We wish him everything of the best.”
The arrival of Coach Komphela at Swallows FC signals an exciting new era for the club, and we are looking forward to seeing what his leadership will bring to the team in the forthcoming seasons.