Mamelodi Sundowns defender Motjeka Madisha has shared his experience so far in working with three coaches following the arrival of Steve Komphela.
The former Arrows head coach joined Masandawana after the departure of coach Pitso Mosimane as a senior coach – a new title in PSL circles – which created many questions as to how it would work.
With Manqoba Mngqithi given authority over joint head coach Rhulani Mokwena, but with Komphela more travelled than both of them, the arrangement is certainly unique.
Madisha says having three coaches is not confusing as Komphela is more like Mosimane, which makes it easier for them to adapt on their new normal.
“Steve Komphela is one of the great coaches. We are happy that he is part of the Mamelodi Sundowns family,” Madisha said during the Bafana Bafana camp last week.
“He is more open to anything. Whenever you have a problem, you can go to him and whenever you need to improve on certain things you can go to him. He can add value to your football career. He does that, so I will say three coaches are more like what coach Pitso was to us.
“It is not confusing, we understand what they want from us, and we’ve been working well with them.”
The 25-year-old believes he will continue to grow as a player under the trio just like he did when Mosimane was around, even though it was difficult for him to accept that he is no longer there.
“Pitso helped me to be a better player today. When I started, he would call me and tell me where I need to improve,” Madisha added.
“So just because he is not here, it doesn’t mean we don’t communicate. He still helps me even now while he is away.
“It was a bit emotional when he left. I didn’t believe it, but as a coach, he needs to take his career to the next level and I’m happy for him that he went to Egypt to do what he has been doing with us.”