Johannesburg: Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed head coach Steve Komphela has stepped down from his role with immediate effect.
This news follows on from Amakhosi’s Nedbank Cup semi-final exit at the hands of Free State Stars on Saturday evening.
Komphela was appointed a head coach before the start of the 2015/2016 campaign as a replacement for current Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter, who won two Absa Premiership titles, the MTN8 and Nedbank Cup.
Amakhosi supporters were expecting Komphela to continue where Baxter left off, but the former Free Stars coach lost two knockout competitions finals in the first few months in the job.
It went from bad to worse for Komphela, who was never accepted by Amakhosi supporters, the Nedbank Cup exit means Komphela and Amakhosi will finish a third straight season with no silverware in the cabinet.
According to manager Bobby Motaung, the decision for Komphela to make an exit was made before the against stars.
After the game, the fans stormed the pitch at Moses Mabhida stadium to show their discontent where several people are reported to be admitted and sustain various injuries.
The Kaizer Chiefs team was fined last week for R250.000 and looks like now their troubles are growing as fans have demonstrated their dissatisfaction by invading the pitch.
There is confirmation that some people who were attending the match at Moses Mabhida have looted and damaged properties and the Kaizer Chiefs management condemned violet behavior displayed by their fans.