Mamelodi Sundowns’ Mngqithi: People thought Komphela would bring us bad luck


The previous Kaizer Chiefs tactician gained his first ever PSL title on Wednesday after near twenty years teaching within the skilled ranks

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi is ‘excited’ Steve Komphela has confirmed his mistaken critics who believed he carried some “unhealthy luck” to Chloorkop, the identical method Teko Modise additionally silenced his detractors when he arrived on the membership from Orlando Pirates in January 2011.

Komphela joined Sundowns at first of this season as a senior coach however was being adopted by a shadow of missing main trophies in a profession which included stints at eight Premier Soccer League golf equipment.

Seven months after the previous Kaizer Chiefs coach arrived at Sundowns, he’s now a league title winner for the primary time ever in his teaching profession.

“I can’t clarify how excited I’m as a result of it was one of many causes we felt [Komphela] ought to be a part of us as a result of we imagine he’s bought the flexibility. He had executed an amazing job with Kaizer Chiefs and was very unlucky to not win a trophy,” mentioned Mngqithi, as per IOL.

“It was not all the time his fault, and folks had been starting to assume that he’s unfortunate, and a few even indicated that he would carry that unhealthy luck to us,” he added. “I bear in mind even when coach Pitso made positive we gained the league for Teko, as a result of everyone was saying Teko has bought unhealthy luck.” 

Previous to becoming a member of Sundowns from Pirates, Modise’s stardom had solely two Telkom Charity Cups and an MTN8 title to point out however went on to say two PSL crowns, Nedbank Cup, Telkom Knockout, the Caf Champions and Caf Tremendous Cup in six and a half seasons at Chloorkop. 

“At occasions, folks are inclined to stigmatise and assume you are by no means meant to realize one thing,” mentioned Mngqithi. “The unlucky half is that it is us because the black nation that all the time take a look at it in that method, as an alternative of supporting one another.

“I all the time imagine this stuff at occasions do not work. It is the quantity of labor you place in that brings you nearer to the opportunity of successful one thing, and successful the championship is much more thrilling to me now – that was taken away from him.” 

Komphela’s first league title is Sundowns’ fourth in a row and eleventh general within the PSL period.


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