Bafana Bafana

SAFA mum on Igesund contract

2014-05-14 14:03
Gordon Igesund (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Despite unsatisfactory recent performances by the senior national team, the South African Football Association (SAFA) is yet to decide on the future of Bafana Bafana head coach Gordon Igesund.

Igesund's two-year deal with SAFA is set to elapse at the end of July and it is not yet clear if his contract will be extended by the country's football governing body, although he is most likely to lose his place in the hot seat.

A source inside SAFA house revealed that president Danny Jordaan and members of the executive committee will decide on the way forward after the friendly games against Australia and New Zealand.

"Nothing has been decided at the moment," the source told Sport24 in an exclusive interview.

"According to the president (Jordaan), he will have a meeting with the executive committee to decide on the way forward regarding our coach after a trip to Australia and New Zealand."

The most decorated coach in the history of South African football failed to reach all mandates given to him by SAFA after taking over from Pitso Mosimane in July 2012.

Igesund, 57, failed to guide Bafana to the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil as well as the semi-finals of the 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) despite hosting the tournament.

Bafana were also eliminated from this year's edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in the group stages, summing up Igesund's poor spell with the team.

The former Moroka Swallows mentor will be looking to revive fans' faith in him when his charges lock horns with the Socceroos on May 22 in Sydney and New Zealand in Auckland on May 30.

Rumours are doing the rounds that national under-20 coach, Shakes Mashaba, could succeed Igesund if SAFA decides not to renew his contract.

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