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Radebe: SAFA on right track

2012-06-14 14:30
Lucas Radebe (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe firmly believes the South African Football Association are on the right track in terms of their search for new coach.

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Domestic football's governing body on Thursday began the process of interviewing potential successors to the sacked of Pitso Mosimane, with five local candidates - Gordon Igesund, Steve Komphela, Gavin Hunt, Shakes Mashaba and Neil Tovey - shortlisted for the position.

All five of those men are South African, and ex-Leeds United defender Radebe is also under the impression Bafana do not need a foreign coach.

"Firstly, it was not a bad idea to sack Pitso (Mosimane) because we need new ideas for the team and I'm sure he (Mosimane) accepts that we needed a change because we were not getting the results. We want to see the best out of this team," Radebe told Football411.

"Secondly, I think it was a good idea to shortlist local coaches, because I don't think we need somebody from overseas. It is best to get someone with a better understanding of our football."

Radebe does, however, feel that whoever is appointed head coach will do better with a large technical team that can help him steady the ship.

"I don't think having a couple of coaches in the technical team will be enough," he said.

"I think the new coach will need a big technical team to help him with the selection of players, a motivator because players need that and so on to make sure they've got all angles covered.

"It won't be a bad idea to involve former coaches such as Clive Barker, but the bottom line is they must put together a technical team that will cover basically everything."

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