Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund
admitted himself to a Johannesburg hospital on Tuesday with "severe
abdominal pains", the SA Football Association (SAFA) said.
"Initial tests showed that the Bafana coach might be suffering from appendicitis," SAFA said in a statement on Wednesday.
Dr Ephraim Nematswerani, who was attending to Igesund, believed the national coach might have appendicitis.
"Thorough and further investigations are being carried out to confirm the diagnosis," Nematswerani said.
"We are, however, confident that he will be back on his feet soon. It is nothing too serious."
was appointed as Bafana coach in June last year, and guided hosts South
Africa to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations this month.
56-year-old mentor is the only coach to lead four different Premier
Soccer League clubs - Manning Rangers, Orlando Pirates, Santos and
Mamelodi Sundowns - to the Premiership title.