- Bloemfontein Celtic coach Steve Komphela has used an obscure and somewhat controversial apartheid analogy to explain his side’s impressive early season form
- Komphela’s new team is currently second on the PSL log after winning their opening three matches of the season including a shock win over PSL giants Orlando Pirates
- The string of good results come as the club struggles with finances and ownership changes
Bloemfontein Celtic head coach Steve Komphela has used an obscure and somewhat controversial apartheid analogy to explain his new side’s impressive early season form. Komphela’s new team have won their opening three matches of the new PSL season and are currently second on the PSL log.
Komphela likened his side’s early season form to the country’s fight for liberation. He said while the people of the country were fighting against apartheid they were united and once apartheid was defeated people started to fight amongst themselves.
Komphela said his team were currently united by the various struggles and problems which it faced and he hoped that once those problems were resolved the unity would not disappear along with those problems.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Bloemfontein Celtic have faced financial problems of late and various reports indicate that player salaries could not be paid. The club is also expected to undergo a change of ownership once the PSL gives it approval.
This change of ownership is expected to bring some much-needed financial stability to the team.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Komphela said these difficulties had united the team and he hoped that once these difficulties were resolved the team would remain united.
Komphela noted that the results of the first two matches of the year had also given his players the confidence in their own ability to believe that they could pose a serious threat to Orlando Pirates.
Celtic stunned Orlando Pirates by winning their encounter on Sunday by 1-0. The Buccaneers where one of the pre-season favourites to challenge Mamelodi Sundowns for the 2018/19 PSL crown but a string of disappointing results see the Soweto giants currently occupying ninth place on the log having won only one of their opening four games.
Komphela quit his former high-profile role at Kaizer Chiefs in April after spending three disappointing seasons with the PSL giants. He seems much more relaxed in his new role with Bloemfontein.
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