DURBAN – Steve Komphela wants to coach Bafana Bafana but he won’t be bitter if he doesn’t get the job.
Bafana recently parted ways with coach Stuart Baxter, who resigned after the completion of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt where he led the nation to the quarter-finals.
Molefi Ntseki, Baxter’s right-hand-man in Egypt, was appointed as interim boss while the South African Football Association (Safa) continues with their search for the new man to take the hoteseat.
Yesterday, Komphela opened up about his desire to lead his country even though some may have reservations about his record as a coach.
“That time will come, I’m not really desperate. I know it will come across as arrogant, I’m trying to get a proper word. It should not be desperation. I’m not aggressively looking for it, if it comes, it will come. I still have a lot of time to spend in this world because in that job you get given maybe three or four years or even eight years. So, I’m not in a hurry but if given, I don’t think I will have problems. I’ve worked through the ranks, whether it was your women’s team, youth teams, small or big. I’ve tasted how South African players think,” Komphela said.