Bafana Bafana

GI to support new Bafana boss

2014-07-23 19:30
Gordon Igesund (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Outgoing Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he is ready to help the South African Football Association (SAFA) in any way possible after his contract ends at the end of August.

"I wish Bafana only the best in the future and am ready to help the new coach wherever I can," said Igesund.

"Of course, that is if he is interested in the vast information I have compiled and tabulated on every single player, both locally and overseas, who can be considered a candidate for Bafana selection in the future, and that numbers almost 40 players in all."

In total, Igesund oversaw 32 games as national coach, winning 14, drawing nine and losing nine.

"I believe I did a pretty good job under difficult circumstances, reflected by the fact that we lost only one of the official FIFA competitive games in which Bafana participated during my tenure.

"It was extremely disappointing to hear that I could not continue with a job that was only half done.

"We had formulated a definite and pleasing pattern of play, no matter which players were in the starting line-up, with matters improving all the time.

"But all that is water under the bridge and I hold no grudges."

Igesund said he was prepared to hand over all these documents to the new coach and any other information required.

"At the same time, I understand every coach has his own ideas, and he might want to start all over again with a clean slate."

Meanwhile, SAFA will put an end to speculation with their long-awaited announcement on the new Bafana coach following an executive meeting on Saturday.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

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
9 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

3 must-do trail runs

If you love trail running, you have to put these on your bucket list.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route
Watch: Insane road bike skills!
Fixtures
15 November 2014
South Africa v Sudan, Mbombela Stadium 15:00
19 November 2014
Nigeria v South Africa, Uyo International Stadium 17:00
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

What is the reason behind Bafana Bafana's recent success?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

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