Bafana Bafana

De Sa unlikely to join Bafana

2014-06-12 13:01
Roger de Sa (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town head coach Roger de Sa said he will not leave his duties at the Mother City-based outfit for the assistant managerial role to Carlos Queiroz, should the Mozambique-born tactician become Bafana Bafana's next coach.

Queiroz, 61, has been strongly linked with a return to South Africa following the dismissal of former coach Gordon Igesund at the beginning of the month.

De Sa and Queiroz's friendship dates back to when the Mozambican started his first tenure in Bafana colours in 2000.

De Sa was also among the technical team members of the Portuguese national team during the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa when Queiroz was at the helm, and helped guide them to the last 16 stage where they lost 1-0 to eventual champions Spain at Cape Town Stadium.

Speculation about Queiroz’s appointment led to talks about De Sa possibly re-joining him at Bafana.

In an exclusive interview with Sport24 earlier this week, the 49-year-old tactician hinted that he is still contracted to Ajax and intends to honour his duties.

“Yes there were talks about that from the beginning of the year,” said De Sa.

“Even during the CHAN tournament people were busy speculating that Carlos (Queiroz) might re-join the national team.

“But then things went a bit quiet up until recently.

“For me, all I can say is that I have a contract with Ajax and it’s my duty to honour it until it expires,” he concluded  

Queiroz is currently in Brazil with the Iran team for the World Cup which starts on Thursday. They are in Group F pool alongside Argentina, Nigeria and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Queiroz’s contract with Iran is due to expire at the end of the much anticipated global event.



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