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
"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
"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."