Bafana Bafana

Igesund 'deserves' Bafana job

2012-06-11 07:46
Gordon Igesund (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Former South Africa star Matthew Booth believes Gordon Igesund should have been given the national coaching reins ages ago.

Igesund, the PSL Coach of the Year, is a frontrunner to succeed Bafana Bafana boss Pitso Mosimane, who was axed on Monday night.

The Moroka Swallows mentor faces competition from caretaker tactician Steve Komphela, SuperSport United's Gavin Hunt, national U-23 manager Shakes Mashaba and Thanda Royal Zulu coach Neil Tovey.

"If I were a coach, I wouldn't get excited, but looking at the shortlisted five, they are good coaches I believe," Booth told Football411.com.

"Statistically, Shakes has a better record as coach of the national team, the Under-23 and Bafana. Gavin Hunt's coaching abilities and record also speak volumes.

"The current caretaker coach (Komphela) is also not a bad option, but for me Gordon Igesund should have been given this job a long time ago."


Read more on:    bafana  |  matthew booth  |  gordon igesund  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
19 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Vote

Bafana Bafana have been drawn with Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in the qualification stages for the 2017 AFCON tournament. Where will Shakes Mashaba's men finish in their pool?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.