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Why De Sa And Komphela Deserve More Credit

Roger De Sa and Steve Komphela can hold their heads up high as currently they are ahead of the pile when it comes to young, success-driven coaches in the Premier Soccer League.

Make no mistake, there are many other coaches in the PSL that have proven their worth - we can only but think of names such as Gordon Igesund and Pitso Mosimane.

Here though is why De Sa and Komphela deserve a little bit of extra credit.

Roger De Sa

If it wasn’t for the mentor’s unlucky run of losing four consecutive cup finals with Orlando Pirates, he probably would have remained in charge of the team. He then took over the reins at Ajax Cape Town and despite having limited resources, he managed to bring the best out of many inexperienced players. The Urban Warriors are slowly but surely growing in stature in the PSL, and this has largely been pioneered by De Sa’s expertise over the course of the last two seasons.

Steve Komphela

He may have been around the block in the PSL, but at 48 Komphela is still regarded as a young coach in football terms. Komphela is yet to win a trophy as a coach, and probably has the best chance to do so at his new club, Kaizer Chiefs. Taking over from former coach Stuart Baxter was never going to be an easy task, but taking on the responsibility without having a proven track record of winning trophies deserves credit.

Do you think these two mentors will spur their teams on to greatness?

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