Igesund waiting on SAFA
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
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
"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.