Special Clause Holding Up Komphela’s Potential Pirates Move
Orlando Pirates want Steve Komphela to be the club’s next coach, but a clause in his Mamelodi Sundowns contract is holding up the move.
This publication has learned that Pirates want Komphela and Komphela wants Pirates.
However, a clause in Komphela’s contract is making the move difficult. Sources have told iDiski Times that Komphela, who still has four years on his five-year deal with Masandawana, would have to buy himself out of his contract to leave the Brazilians.
It is claimed that the special clause would see Sundowns having to pay Komphela the remainder of his deal, if they would fire him before expiration of his contract. But it also means now that the 53-year-old wants to leave himself, he will have to come up with the money.
And the amount the Sundowns senior coach would have to pay is understood to be in the region of R28 million.
Negotiations are said to be going on behind the scenes and it remains to be seen whether a solution for Komphela’s contract dilemma can be found.
In the meantime, Pirates have already added Mandla Ncikazi to their technical team, which is understood to be a clear sign they want Komphela as well after both already worked together at Free State Stars, Maritzburg United and Golden Arrows.