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SAFA set to interview coaches

2012-06-13 18:16

Johannesburg - The interview process for the Bafana Bafana head coaching position will begin on Thursday, the SA Football Association (SAFA) has announced.

Fanyana Sibanyoni, the chairperson of SAFA's technical committee, said on Wednesday the process, initially expected to start earlier in the day, had been delayed by 24 hours.

Four of the five coaches - Gordon Igesund, Gavin Hunt, Neil Tovey and Shakes Mashaba - would be interviewed on Thursday.

Bafana Bafana caretaker coach Steve Komphela, currently preparing the national team for a friendly international against Gabon on Friday, would be interviewed next Tuesday.

"We decided that all prospective coaches will each have a two-hour presentation followed by interviews, with the exception of Steve who is on national duty," Sibanyoni said.

"We expect to start the interviews early in the morning and everyone should have gone through the process by 4pm."

Following the interviews, the preferred coaches would be ranked, and the new coach would then be selected.

"There is a huge diversity of opinion on this matter," Sibanyoni said.

"That is why I am appealing to the public to welcome whoever is selected as the new Bafana Bafana head coach."

The new coach will take over from former Bafana Bafana minder Pitso Mosimane who was sacked earlier this month after South Africa put together a string of matches, dating back to August, without a win.

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Comments
  • poloyatonkim - 2012-06-13 18:48

    Is this really necessary, they just appoint Gordon Igesund... this SAFA morons makes me sick.

      Fhulufhelo Bobstar Takalani - 2012-06-13 18:56

      Polony, maybe u dont understand a transparent procedure that has to be followed. its a democratic country we are living in so there should be an interview.

      vic.jablowski - 2012-06-13 21:26

      @ Takalani, that why this country is so stuffed up, yes it should be all about our democratic rights and interview all people concerned that can do the job and in the end it goes to my brother, sister, dead uncles aunt and who knows, they nothing about football but score the bucks. Check our new Police boss.

  • muruti.malungana - 2012-06-13 18:55

    Gordon for bafana

  • phoofolo.lebohang - 2012-06-13 18:55

    Mashaba failed serveral times we don't need him anymore... Gordon he can make a difference in the national team.

  • ziggamann.shepard - 2012-06-13 19:09

    Gordon is the only choice. Choose anyone else and Bafana will be laughed off the world stage. So after interviewing Gordan first, work out his contract details so that he can sit in on other interviews to choose his technical team

  • nickwill.reen - 2012-06-13 19:15

    For me Gavin Hunt is the best option, then we'll see players being selected on merit and a more diverse quality squad that'll be able to compete against the worlds best again!

  • nickwill.reen - 2012-06-13 19:18

    Gavin Hunt is the best option he has an eye for scouting young talent, then we'll see players being selected on merit and a more diverse quality squad that'll be able to compete against the best in world again obviously with time!

  • unomuinjo.mumbango - 2012-06-13 19:44

    what transperency are we talking about here , we all know that Gordon have been given the job that is just a formality

  • mthokozisi.mbele - 2012-06-13 19:51

    SAfA cannot last first two hours of the presentation...just Bafana can't last for 90mins...Just give it to Gordon SAFA then resign...

  • makhosonke.maseko.5 - 2012-06-13 20:17

    Don't be surprised to see Jomo Sono's name on the list next. Just have to dissolve the current SAFA

  • makhosonke.maseko.5 - 2012-06-13 20:19

    Don't be surprised to see Jomo Sono's name on the list next. Just have to dissolve the current SAFA

  • buwaz - 2012-06-13 20:55

    \There is a huge diversity of opinion on this\r\nmatter,\ Sibanyoni said.\r\n\That is why I am appealing to the public to\r\nwelcome whoever is selected as the new Bafana\r\nBafana head coach.\ Careful read dat statement I FORSEE DISASTER, IS MASHABA COMING BEK DENYING THE NATION THEIR MAN OF CHOICE GORDON IGESUND?

  • marius.potgieter.39 - 2012-06-14 07:41

    A new coach there will be,but results will be the same.... Losing or maybe a draw....

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