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Chiefs, Celtic Or Arrows, Komphela’s Influence: ‘A Privilege To Work With’

As Golden Arrows prepare to host Orlando Pirates this evening in one of the eagerly-awaited Absa Premiership matches for this weekend, the KwaZulu-Natal club’s assistant coach Mandla Ncikazi has spoken about working with Steve Komphela – the team’s head coach. 

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Ncikazi has heaped praise on the former Kaizer Chiefs and Bloemfontein Celtic mentor, whom he has previously served under at Free State Stars and Maritzburg United, saying that those who have worked with him have been privileged.

Since joining Arrows in December, after his surprise departure from Celtic, Komphela has led Abafana Bes’thende to two wins, three draws and only one loss from their six league matches. 

The KZN outfit has also been doing well in the Nedbank Cup as they qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition.

“I always say that I never knew I would meet him in life, I never knew I would work with him, and for that matter here at Arrows. It seems that it’s something created somewhere and not by us. I know that a lot of people think that I had some influence in him coming to the club,” Ncikazi told the Siya crew of his relationship with Komphela.

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Meanwhile, the former Maritzburg head coach revealed how he got to know about Komphela’s appointment at Arrows after the club parted ways with Clinton Larsen in December.

“It’s something that surprised me also when the meeting was called by the chair lady (Mato Madlala), and there I found this dark guy inside the room. The rest is history. But to tell you the truth, it is a privilege to work with this guy. More than a good coach, he is a good human being. There is so much to learn from him, apart from what we know from the field of play. There are life lessons that you can get from him every day. I always say that coaches and players that have had an opportunity to associate with him are really fortunate. He is a great human being,” added Ncikazi.   

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