DStv PremiershipTop Stories

‘It is illegal to enter an exit’: Komphela writes to Swallows

Steve Komphela has penned a heartfelt farewell letter to Moroka Swallows after parting ways with the club on Monday evening, stating, “It is illegal to enter an exit”.

The statement by Komphela, known for his witty wordplay, could be interpreted on a deeper philosophical level.

Exits represent endings, transitions, and sometimes even failures. By calling them “illegal,” Komphela might be challenging the conventional perception of endings as negative. He could be arguing that endings are necessary for personal and collective evolution, even if they seem uncomfortable or undesirable.

The DStv Premiership side, Swallows, announced Komphela’s exit from the club on Monday evening after both parties agreed to a “mutual separation”.

The club reiterated that the decision, reached after careful consideration, serves the best interests of both parties at this juncture. The Dube Birds made it clear that respect remains intact between the club and Komphela.

Swallows extended their sincere gratitude to Komphela for his contributions to the club and wished him every success in his future endeavours.

In return, Komphela has expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to coach the financially troubled club.

Steve Komphela and Moroka Swallows chairman David Mogoshoa having a chat
Steve Komphela and David Mogashoa


“To Moroka Swallows Staff & and Players

“May I kindly take the opportunity to thank you for your amazing perseverance and professionalism. You portrayed selfless resilience, irrespective of circumstances. There were moments where none of us would know what more to say to you, but you always carried yourself with poise, pride, dignity and amazing respect.

“Thank you for respecting The Game, respecting The League and The Supporters. I shall always respect and remember you. Finally, at least, at the least, the suspense and the sad, painful uncertainty come to a decisive end. May you forever be blessed henceforth and forever. Notwithstanding the circumstances, you have already collected 19 points to build from.

“May I kindly request you give the same support to Coaches Musa Nyatama, Ditheko Mototo and Thela Ngobeni. Good luck, my brothers, with the delicate task lying ahead. Give it your best.

“It is illegal to enter an exit. Thank you all for your amazing support.

With Love Steve Komphela.”

The former Kaizer Chiefs coach Komphela’s tenure at Swallows was marked by reported player strike troubles. He initially revealed a player strike following their December match against SuperSport United, which subsequently escalated, leading to Swallows forfeiting their December fixtures against Mamelodi Sundowns and Golden Arrows.

Following a player strike and an R1 million fine from the PSL DC Swallows released 22 players last month. While some have since returned, the situation remained tense.

Additionally, Komphela publicly expressed frustrations over communication issues, claiming he was not informed about the training schedule upon return from the 2023 AFCON break.

During his 16-match stint in charge of Swallows in the DStv Premiership, Komphela secured five wins.

RELATED STORY: Swallows and Komphela reach mutual agreement to part ways

Back to top button