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Pitso set to get understudy

2012-03-07 09:42

Johannesburg - The South African Football Association (SAFA) could be set to appoint a coach to work under the current head coach, Pitso Mosimane.

SAFA’s deputy president, Mandla Mazibuko, said that one of the many solutions to help Bafana in the future is to appoint someone as an understudy to Mosimane, who can help him run the national team.

Mazibuko did not want to give too many details surrounding the idea as he said that it is just one of the many things that they have discussed. It is thought that if someone, probably a youngster with experience, is brought in then they would be likely to do what Mosimane himself did while understudying Carlos Parreira and Joel Santana.

Mazibuko stated, “Remember it is not yet the final decision, but it is still in discussion.”

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Comments
  • Meshack Letswalo - 2012-03-07 10:01

    I'll be hesitant to be an understudy to non-performer. What has Pitso achieved to be anybody's mentor?

  • nsele2 - 2012-03-07 10:02

    Should be "16v", a highly qualified coach who actually succeeded as a player.

  • Ben - 2012-03-07 10:04

    What is he going to understudy? Is he going to understudy how to not win matches, how to consistently play draws, how not to read the rules of competitions? This is ridiculous.

  • Senzo Mnyango - 2012-03-07 10:19

    Pitso must go, he has pride. he once said is the best coach while he never won any game. he must just go.

  • Tebogo Barry Moiloa-Nkabinde - 2012-03-07 10:25

    Clearly this indicates that SAFA has realised that Pitso is not coping

  • Phila - 2012-03-07 10:30

    what will the understudy learn from Pitso? that draws are equal to draws? winning isnt all that matters? players whoi havent played for suppersport are not good enough? mphela according to pitso is classy? losing is something we take positives from? its good to overlook playes who are currently on form? that the 4-5-1 is a winning strategy? defensive football is the way to play in modern football and that is gauranteed by the use of two useless hold/defensive midfielders? Pitso must go, ngeke sidlale uSAFA, abakhokhele lesangoma and then fire Pitso he is out of his depth. what criteria was used in Pitso's appointment? we need an international coach or someone like Gordon igesund to coach bafana, someone with ample experience in winning games and he must be given adequate time to prepare the squard!

  • chris.mngoma - 2012-03-07 10:43

    shame confused safa, pitso never produced but they want to appoin an understudy to do what, learn how to play draws, was pitso politicaly appointed in such a way that he is not repleceable,. I think safa must be brave and appoint a new coach for the sake of our 2013 pride

  • odupreez - 2012-03-07 11:19

    The daily question is - Pitso the right man for the job and over 60% agreed and said yes.... so maybe the 60% are happy with the team not going to the olympics , not qualiyfing for the Africa cup, gee guys wake up the man is absolutely useless, now SAFA want an understudy for a USELESS coach, get your act together and find someone that can coach and fire Pitso , the team can probably self coach untill a suitable person is found - it can do no harm and the results will probably be the same lose, lose and lose.

  • Panana Ruben - 2012-03-07 11:24

    SAFA must appoint 16v Doctor Khumalo to teach Pitso Mzansi Football

  • Tokollo - 2012-03-07 11:27

    SAFA can be quite funny. An understudy is there to gain experience and gain insight into the coaching methods so that there is consistency in the team when the head coach position is vacant for whatever the reason. What is the under-study going to learn? Maybe how to defend a draw and get keep arrogance within the team? If there is a problem that SAFA have observed (again very late after the fans have cried their tears dry) than they need to address it instead of side-lining the responsibility. Imagine Pitso being told by an under-study that his tactics are not working, that is belittling the coach. SAFA admin at its best again.... these guys are a total joke to international football administration.

  • aubrey.gloster - 2012-03-07 11:40

    I say pick Bennie Mc Carthy and make him captain

  • Konapi - 2012-03-07 12:18

    Bafana Bafana are currently ranking number 60. SAFA plz if you want to see them ranking number 80 before Dec get someone to work under Pitso.

  • Tshepo - 2012-03-07 12:35

    how can safa think of getting someone to do the same mistakes that pitso is doing,just fire pitso and get new coach with the person theiy want to hire.

  • Yaseen - 2012-03-07 12:54

    waste of money,just fire this fool and hire Gordon Igesund!!!

  • Honest Raymond Makoi - 2012-03-07 13:58

    An understudy to an idiot..

  • Honest Raymond Makoi - 2012-03-07 13:59

    An understudy to an idiot..

  • matvee111 - 2012-03-08 14:22

    its not gonna work...any coach under Pitso will be controlled by Pitso,ts Pitso's decison making that is destroyin Bafana,Pienaar is scoring lots of goals in the premier league as a striker but Pitso plays him in the middle,he aint effective. Modise is still immature and cant be in the squad yet. Benni and Nomvete need to come in to inspire the strike force. We need radical thinking for Bafana to start producing results, confidence levels are very low,Mphela cant score anymore cos he's in the field feeling like a wounded soldier. Bafana is going down!!!!

  • matvee111 - 2012-03-08 14:22

    its not gonna work...any coach under Pitso will be controlled by Pitso,ts Pitso's decison making that is destroyin Bafana,Pienaar is scoring lots of goals in the premier league as a striker but Pitso plays him in the middle,he aint effective. Modise is still immature and cant be in the squad yet. Benni and Nomvete need to come in to inspire the strike force. We need radical thinking for Bafana to start producing results, confidence levels are very low,Mphela cant score anymore cos he's in the field feeling like a wounded soldier. Bafana is going down!!!!

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