Steve Komphela Biography: Wife, Age, Children, Net Worth, Salary, Teams Coached, Cars, House

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Steven Mbuyi Komphela (born July 1, 1967), professionally recognized as Steve Komphela, is a prominent figure in football, boasting a thriving journey as a player and coach. 

Having assumed managerial roles in renowned South African football clubs such as Maritzburg United, Kaizer Chiefs, Golden Arrows, and Bloemfontein Celtic, Komphela has left an indelible mark. At present, he contributes as a senior coach at Mamelodi Sundowns. 

Leveraging his extensive experience and football acumen, Steve Komphela remains a source of inspiration and mentorship for aspiring young players, propelling them toward their goals and elevating their careers to new heights.

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Full Name: Steven Mbuyi Komphela
Stage Name: Steve Komphela
Born: 1 July 1967 (age 56 years old)
Place of Birth: Kroonstad, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: University of the Free State
Height: 1.61 m
Parents: Jack Koyi Koyo, Nomalanga Komphela
Siblings: Butana Komphela
Spouse: Mamoepi Komphela
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Nombuyiselo Komphela, Nomalanga Komphela, Noxolo Komphela
Occupation: Football Coach
Net Worth: $4 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Steve Komphela, a key figure in South African football, was born on July 1, 1967, in Golden Valley Farm. Raised in a family of educators, he earned his teaching diploma from Tshiya College in the Free State. 

Beginning his career as an educator at Johannesburg Secondary SchoolKomphela‘s upbringing was shaped by the guidance and support of his parents, Jack Koyi Koyo and Nomalanga Komphela. He also has a brother named Butana Komphela, a renowned South African politician, among his eleven siblings.

Steve Komphela, with academic achievements from the University of the Free State, has excelled in education and football.


Steve Komphela initiated his professional football journey with Klerksdorp City in the NSL Second Division before moving to Qwa Qwa Stars, contributing to their promotion to the National Soccer League. His NSL debut against Witbank Aces on February 9, 1986, started a distinguished career.

Transitioning to coaching in 2002 as the manager of Manning Rangers F.C., Komphela managed various clubs until 2015. A significant turn occurred when he signed a three-year contract with Kaizer Chiefs in 2015, remaining their manager.

While coaching Kaizer Chiefs, Steve Komphela faced challenges, especially as the team needed to secure trophies by July 2018. Under mounting pressure, exacerbated by fan protests and online criticism, he resigned, subsequently joining the Bloemfontein Celtics.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @komphelasteve
  • Twitter: @Steve_Komphela
  • Facebook: @SteveKomphela

Personal Life

Steve Komphela, aged 56, is joyfully married to Mamoepi Komphela. The couple is blessed with three wonderful children, their pride and joy. Nombuyiselo Komphela, the eldest daughter, is followed by Nomalanga Komphela and Noxolo Komphela. The family of five shares a close-knit bond, cherishing moments of quality time together.

Net Worth

Steve Komphela, a well-known football coach from South Africa, has amassed an impressive net worth of approximately $4 million with a salary of R600k. He has achieved great success as a coach, earning him respect and financial prosperity. 

With his expertise and experience in football, Steve Komphela has undoubtedly made significant contributions to the sport. His accomplishments have led to his recognition as one of the most successful coaches in South Africa and beyond.

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