Bafana Bafana

Igesund: I'm still in charge

2013-06-28 11:06
Gordon Igesund (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Despite speculation surrounding his future as Bafana Bafana’s head coach, Gordon Igesund, has insisted that he will be remaining in charge of the national team.

According to the Soccer-Laduma website, following Bafana’s Soccer World Cup qualifier disappointment against Ethiopia earlier this month, it was reported that Igesund could be on borrowed time at the helm of the nation’s football team, although high ranking officials have since sought to quell any rumours of his departure.

It was recently reported by the Siya crew that Igesund hadn’t been handed a full-time contract by SAFA and could technically be released from his job at any point.

After announcing his 20-man squad for the Cosafa Cup next month, Igesund explained that he now does have a contract with SAFA, with that contract having one-year left to run.

During a press conference Igesund said, “They've been chopping and changing coaches for many years. That hasn't happened, and it's not going to happen. I have a contract until 2014, let's hope I can go on to 2018.

“If all of us are on the same page and know what we want to do and create then there will be no problem. We'll get back on track."

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