Steve Komphela to rescue Golden Arrows

Golden Arrows welcomes back Steve Komphela with open arms

It has been a roller-coaster of a ride for Mabhuti Khenyeza and Golden Arrows in recent weeks and it comes as no surprise that he is now being replaced. The former Arrows man has hit rock bottom after a series of disappointing results which has seen his team record 11 consecutive defeats. The Golden Arrows hierarchy has stepped in at a crucial time and has made a decision which best suits the club and its ambitions.

Golden Arrows are currently struggling with their form, especially at home where they have lost their last 5 matches and failed to win in their last 5 as well. They have also struggled to keep clean sheets at home, conceding in each of their last 6 matches. Their woes have seen them drop down to 12th on the log standing with 23 points after 19 games.

The team will need to improve their defensive record and find a way to score goals if they want to turn their season around. With more home matches remaining in their schedule, Abafana Bes’thende will need to make their home ground a fortress and start picking up points to climb up the league table.

However, club management have opted for a fresh perspective and have turned to Steve Komphela who recently parted ways with Moroka Swallows to replace Mabhuti Khanyeza. The Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns coach is no stranger to the club, having served the club as head coach from December 2018 until October 2020, when he then left to join The Brazilians’ loaded technical team. Komphela resigned from Swallows just over a month ago following a fallout with the club’s management and how they were handling their internal affairs.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns senior coach has now touched down in Durban, where he is expected to take over the reins of the team amid an 11-match losing streak. A formal announcement has been made, with the 56-year-old tactician to take charge of the Durban-based outfit’s upcoming league fixture away to Polokwane City on Sunday 10 March.

Written by Marc Strydom