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Steve Komphela Bio | Biography, Age, Parents, Club Career, International Career and Bloemfontein Coach


Steve Komphela Bio | Biography


Steve Komphela was born on 1 July 1967. He is a South African manager currently on a deal to manage Bloemfonteion Celtic FC and former footballer. He is the former manager of Maritzburg United, and former coach of Kaizer Chiefs.

Steve Komphel Personal information

Full name Stephen Mbuyiselo Komphela

Steve Komphel Age

1 July 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth KroonstadSouth Africa
Playing position Defender

Steve Komphela Senior career Statistics

Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1989 Klerksdorp City 80 (4)
1989–1993 Free State Stars 136 (14)
1993 Kaizer Chiefs 34 (5)
1993–1996 Gaziantepspor 86 (2)
1996–1997 Çanakkale Dardanelspor 17 (0)
Total 353 (25)

Steve Komphela National team statistics

1992–1995 South Africa 24 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Manning Rangers
2003–2004 Dynamos
2004 South Africa U-20
2006–2007 Maritzburg United
2005–2008 South Africa U-23
2008–2009 Free State Stars
2009–2010 Platinum Stars
2010–2013 Free State Stars
2012 South Africa (caretaker)
2014–2015 Maritzburg United
2015–2018 Kaizer Chiefs
2018–to daate Bloemfontein Celtic fc


Steve Komphela Early life

He was born in Golden Valley farm, 20 km outside Kroonstad to his parents Jack Koyi Koyo and Nomalanga Komphela. He was the youngest of the 11 children. Komphela became a teacher by profession after he got his teachers’ diploma at Tshiya College in Free State.

Steve Komphela Club Career

Komphela began at NSL Second Division side Klerksdorp City and later Qwa Stars which he earned promotion to the National Soccer League. He made his debut in NSL on 9 February 1986 in a 4-1 win against Witbank Aces. In 1992, Komphela helped his group to a third-place finish in the league and was voted the NSL Players’ Player of the Year. He later joined Kaizer Chiefs where he played each of the 34 group games and signed an agreement abroad on 16 August 1993 moving to Gaziantepspor for the second 50% of 1993/94 season close by kindred South African Tebogo Moloi. He resigned in 1997

Steve Komphela Other activities apart from Football

Komphela is known for his footballing and teaching, but apart from that, he was also a TV presenter. He hosted his talk show on television channel Canakkale Dardanelspor AS.

Steve Komphela International career

Komphela was among the founding member of the new national football team of South Africa. He made his debut on 7 July 1992 in a 1– 0 win against Cameroon. On 24 October 1992 against Congo, his seventh cap, he captained the group in its second-ever World Cup qualifier. He played each moment of the first 22 internationals. He captained the group for the eighteenth and last time in a 2– 2 draw against Zambia on 22 November 1995 which was his 24th cap. Having played almost half of the team’s internationals up to December 1995. He was not chosen for the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

Steve Komphela Appointment as Bloemfontein Celtic fc Head Coach

Max Tshabalala Bloemfontein Celtic FC owner announced on 20 June 2018  that they had reached an agreement with Steve Komphela to take over as head coach of Bloemfontein Celtic on Three-year contract. The process has however not been finalized.

Steve Komphela Parents

His parents  are Jack Koyi Koyo and Nomalanga Komphela


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