Musa Nyatama will take over as the Moroka Swallows’ temporary coach as Steve Komphela is expected to step down.
According to SABC Sport, Swallows has not responded to inquiries about Komphela’s future. The former player has previously filled in during openings or firings. This won’t be the first time he does so in the interim.
When questioned last month about his absence from the team’s first training session since December, Komphela revealed to the public broadcaster that there had been a communication breakdown between the two parties.
The Premier Soccer League forced the Swallows to postpone their two DStv Premiership matches against Mamelodi Sundowns and Golden Arrows before the new year, and as a result, the team was fined and docked points in addition to having players dismissed.
After 16 games (including the two in which they were docked points), Swallows are ranked 11th on the table, while City is in second place, two games ahead of defending champion Sundowns.
Musa Nyatama on the responsibility of coaching Swallows and the influence of Rulani Mokwena on his careers.
“He said it during our time together at Orlando Pirates during the 20017-18 season that I was destined to become a coach,” said Nyatama, who had a nomadic career with clubs such as Thanda Royal Zulu, Sundowns, Bloemfontein Celtic, Pirates and Swallows.
“But I didn’t take it into consideration and I didn’t know what he was seeing in me. I took what he said lightly, but he was making a prophecy and it has come true.”