A scathing letter from former Bloemfontein Celtic coach, Steve Komphela, reveals the shocking reasons why he walked away from the club. From financial problems to striking players - Steve revealed all.
Steve Komphela resigned as coach from Bloemfontein Celtic with immediate effect and it took fans of the soccer club by surprise.
Steve then wrote an explosive letter to the club that revealed his reasons for leaving, as reported by SowetanLIVE.
The former Bloem Celtic coach was with the team for only 6 months.
Steve wrote to his former employees after he just couldn't take coaching the team anymore. He was sick and tired of the unprofessionalism and dire financial situation at the club.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Khumbulani Konco, chief executive at the club, has confirmed that the leaked letter was indeed from Steve.
The letter details the financial problems and how he had to pay for analysts to get profiling of the team's opponents.
Even profiling of the opponents‚ I pay from my own pocket to get all that information from independent analysts
I’ve been paying from my own pocket since Chippa United (August 5)‚ Lamontville Golden Arrows (August 8)‚ Orlando Pirates (August 19)‚ Kaizer Chiefs (August 29)‚ Black Leopards (September 16)‚ Maritzburg United (September 23) and recently against Mamelodi Sundowns (October 3).
It is painful to put so much effort and still see a lot of disregard and disrespect.
A lot of my own personal needs and stuff agreed upon and contained in the contract have never been met and nobody says anything.
The last straw was the most recent incident before we went to play Cape Town City. We couldn’t train yet again because players went on strike for the fourth time this season totalling 16 days.
The bonus deal we had agreed upon was not met and as a result players went on strike on Thursday (December 20) and Friday (December 21) when we had a crucial match away on the Saturday (December 22).
We almost missed the flight to Cape Town because players said they would only go to Cape Town when the agreed amount of bonuses had been paid.
Steve also complained about the conditions the team had to train and play under.
Our training grounds are in the worst condition ever for a professional club. Fields‚ toilets‚ floors‚ offices the yard‚ parking areas and premises extremely untidy and walls are cracking.
We had a terrible pre-season if any at all and we didn’t have training kit and equipment till lately.
No meeting room‚ no projector‚ no sound‚ dining area substandard and very poor service. This has a huge psychological impact on the players.
It looks so bad and unprofessional. We could not do our usual final prep of looking at the opponents profile.
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