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Bafana coach 'not the problem'

2014-07-17 14:04
Lucas Radebe (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Former Bafana Bafana skipper Lucas Radebe believes the national team has never had a coaching problem in the past, but lacked consistency, which is why the South African Football Association (SAFA) is failing to make progress.

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Leeds United captain said SAFA must appoint a coach who will fit into the country’s long-term vision.

Radebe, 45, further suggested that SAFA must attempt new ideas as their previous, short-term visions, failed to bring the results.

“The problem is not the coach to be honest,” Radebe said.

“I think the problem is the structure.

“If we get a coach a new coach, it must be a coach who will fit into our long term visions.

“We must try new things and have long term visions because the short term vision is not working for us.

“We need progress and new ideas.

“And we must be transparent about that.

“Consistency is what we need most just like with the Germans.

“They are consistent and also play as a team which we must also do.

“We need to build a new team first but I believe if we managed to get a consistent team, it will work for us.” 

SAFA is set to announce who will succeed the sacked Gordon Igesund, on Saturday next week.

The six candidates shortlisted for the position include Stephen Keshi, Carlos Queiroz, Herve Renard, Giovanni Trapattoni, Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba and the former Orlando Pirates coach, Ruud Krol.

A list may be reduced to five as Queiroz is set to renew his contract with the Iran national team.

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