Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane says that his feelings and opinions about Steve Komphela are rather ‘outside’ of football.
Mosimane and the Kaizer Chiefs head coach are more than just opposition coaches, having also spent time together under one institution, Bafana Bafana.
After Mosimane’s comments about Cape Town City’s team being built from the foundation that Muhsin Ertugral laid, Mosimane was asked whether he thinks, from a coach’s perspective, Chiefs are also building under Komphela.
The Sundowns head coach was reluctant to comment about Komphela’s work with Chiefs and rather spoke highly of their personal relationship.
“You know Steve is my brother, he’s my friend. I want Steve to stay longer in football because we need to survive as local coaches, especially black coaches. So I want him to hang around. So my feelings about Steve, it is not about the game. He is a guy that I used to fly around with from Greece, Turkey to play for Bafanaa, he was my captain, you can go more than that, he is a guy I brought to work with me in Bafana Bafana,” Mosimane told the media.
“I have a soft spot for Steve and it is outside the game, so I will not answer that…” he said.