Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has expressed his sadness at the resignation of his long-time friend, Steve Komphela.

Komphela tendered his resignation as Kaizer Chiefs head coach on Saturday after Amakhosi bowed out of the Nedbank Cup competition amid fan violence in the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban.

Mosimane says it saddens him to lose one of their own, but adds that Komphela is strong and will bounce back.

“It’s sad very sad, he is a good man. We sad to lose one of our own, it’s not nice. I understand how he reacted, probably I would have been worse but it is part of the game.”

Meanwhile, Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids has commended Komphela after his resignation.

Davids served as assistant to Komphela before he moved to Chiefs in 2015.

The former Santos player has praised Komphela’s contribution at Chiefs over the last three years.

“I commend him on what he did but his work nobody really seen on what he has done in these three years. Everybody is result driven but really he has transformed that team from where it was to now. New players and new styles, he has done a fantastic job at Kaizer Chief’s at implementing new systems and formations.”

Click below to watch videos: