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Igesund waiting on SAFA

2012-06-07 09:15

Johannesburg - Moroka Swallows coach Gordon Igesund expects to hear from the South African Football Association about the Bafana Bafana coaching job before the week is out, according to a report on the Sowetan website.

Igesund, one of the leading candidates to succeed axed coach Pitso Mosimane in the Bafana post, arrived home from China with his club yesterday after they competed at the Shanghai tournament where they finished second.

"I don't want to talk about whether I will or will not (take the Bafana job) at this moment. We will have to look at the situation (first)," Igesund said.

Igesund expressed his sympathy for Mosimane, who was fired following Bafana's shock 1-1 draw with lowly ranked Ethiopia in a 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifier in Rustenburg on Sunday. He added that he was "honoured" to be linked with the Bafana post, but would not get "too excited".

SAFA are hoping to appoint a new coach in time for Bafana's October 12 friendly against Poland.

Steve Komphela was appointed caretaker coach on Monday and will be in charge of Bafana's World Cup qualifier against Botswana in Gaborone on Saturday and the June 15 friendly against Gabon.

Igesund said he expected SAFA to contact him and Swallows chairperson Leon Prins before the end of the week.

Sport24

Comments
  • Jonathan - 2012-06-07 09:23

    C'mon SAFA, shake a leg!

      Rob - 2012-06-07 11:28

      Dont take it Gordon. These bufoons cant play & all the coaching in the world will not change that, unless they change their attitudes & stop seeing themselves as " stars. " You cant " play " for them & a couple of bad results & the knives will be out.

      James - 2012-06-07 11:57

      Rob is right. Whoever takes on the job needs to watch his rear. They should have waited until after the Botswana match before firing Pitso. Bafana must win that. As for the new coach Gordon is clearly the best candidate based on his record of converting losers into winners.

  • Curry - 2012-06-07 09:27

    Gordon - open up your pockets mate. Your ship has come in!

      Dumisani - 2012-06-07 09:42

      he deserves it

  • lerato.selane - 2012-06-07 09:32

    With Gordon's credentials. He shouldn't accept anything less than a bar (R1M)

      SaleƩ - 2012-06-07 12:51

      In which case SAFA should expect nothing less than a win 100% of the time? I think these guys are overpaid. But then again, what do I know? I do support Igesund for the job nonetheless.

  • Samuel - 2012-06-07 09:40

    Gordon why wait for SAFA?The job is yours just go to Botswana before SAFA ignore you again.Pitso was a mistake from day 1 most of the players he picked against Ethopia in the starting 11 only it was only Morgan who won a trophy some of them where not even nominated for any awards only Nonvete won some

  • Mc Ndlovu - 2012-06-07 09:56

    100% behind gordon........ when u get there gordon pls no favoritism select the best players not your friends

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