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Report: Steve Komphela resigns as Bloemfontein Celtic coach

11:50 EAT 28/12/2018
Steve Komphela, Bloemfontein Celtic
Celtic lost their last four league matches under Komphela, and reports suggest that the Kroonstad-born coach has left the club

Steve Komphela has reportedly resigned as head coach of Bloemfontein Celtic

While Celtic is yet to release an official statement regarding Komphela's reported departure, it is believed that the club's difficult financial situation led to his decision to tender the resignation.

Siwele have been struggling to pay player salaries on a regular basis this year on top of outstanding sign-on fees. 

Their players have had to boycott training on several occasions to try and force the club to comply with their financial obligations.

Komphela joined Phunya Sele Sele at the start of the season following a three-year stint at Kaizer Chiefs

He lost his last four league games with Celtic - a record which raised a lot of eyebrows given how well he started at the struggling Bloemfontein-based side. 

Furthermore, Komphela is already linked with a vacant coaching position at Golden Arrows

Arrows parted ways with Clinton Larsen on Thursday after winning just two of their last 16 matches. 

Larsen's assistant, Mandla Ncikazi, remained at the club and there's a possible reunion between the two former Maritzburg United colleagues. 

Ncikazi and Komphela enjoy a good working relationship having worked together for many years in the past. 

Komphela even tried to lure Ncikazi to Naturena a few years ago, but the move failed to materialize. 

With Arrows lying in 11th position on the log, Komphela, if appointed to replace Larsen, would have to work extremely hard to remedy the situation.