One of the core duties of Steve Komphela, who has been roped into the South Africa technical set-up as a part-time assistant coach, is to assess and recommend locally-based players for selection.
According to the South African Football Association (Safa), Komphela's other job as coach of Free State Stars will not compromise his responsibilities towards the national team.
As hosts of next year's Africa Cup of Nations, Bafana will be under pressure to emulate the 1996 team that won the continental showcase on home soil.
“He [Komphela] is not a temporary coach, but a part-time coach for the national team,” Safa's Director of Communications Dominic Chimhavi told KickOff.com.
“He has a contract running until 2014. The agreement is that he will assist Pitso Mosimane while also attending to his duties at Free State Stars.
“As a coach in the Premier League, he is well placed to monitor local players. His duties with Free State Stars cannot therefore affect his input within the national team.”
Together with the likes of former Bafana coach Stuart Baxter, Komphela has also been linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs, who recently parted ways with Serbian coach Vladimir Vermezovic.
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