Komphela will not turn down Bafana job: 'It's like military duty'

Komphela will not turn down Bafana job: 'It's like military duty'

- Steve Komphela revealed he will not turn down the position of Bafana Bafana head coach if it is offered to him

- The Golden Arrows coach said it would be like serving your country in the military, dubbing it "a duty"

- However, he added he is focused on his PSL team until he is offered the position

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Last week, the position of Bafana Bafana head coach became vacant after Stuart Baxter's sudden decision to step down.

Briefly.co.za reported that Steve Komphela emerged as a favourite to become the new coach of the national team and he has now opened up about his decision if the position was offered to him.

According to The Sowetan, Komphela said it would be difficult to turn down the job because "going for the national team is more like a service to the nation, it's a duty."

"It's like going to the army, you have no choice," Komphela said.

Komphela added that if South Africa faced an enemy and one was called up to serve the country, you should take it with pride.

However, he added he will focus on his PSL team - the Golden Arrows, which is currently ranked fifth in the tournament - until he is possibly offered the job.

"We will cross that bridge when we get there, for now we will focus on Golden Arrows," he said.

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South Africans took to social media to share their views on Komphela claiming he wouldn't turn down the Bafana job.

Twitter user, @RoLutendo, commented: "Braa Steve please don't embarrass yourself with Bafana Bafana."
Khumbudzo Munyai, @Khumbu_M, added: "I don’t think he is capable of taking us anywhere. He’s an average coach."
Tendi, who goes by the Twitter handle @tendelanani, wrote: "But komphela is so overrated."
Another tweep, @Thapelo1962, said: "No this fellow has a winless reputation, he would add more misery to the national squad. He was given a chance before he failed. No recycling please."

On Friday, Stuart Baxter announced his resignation during a private press conference. The embattled former Bafana Bafana coach said the decision was one he took on his own because of personal reasons.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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