Bafana Bafana

De Sa in line for Bafana job

2017-03-23 14:27
Roger de Sa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Roger de Sa is reportedly set to be confirmed as the new Bafana Bafana head coach after resigning from the Maritzburg United hot-seat - and is to be assisted by Craig Rosslee.

Maritzburg United on Thursday confirmed that De Sa had parted ways with the club, just 72 days into his six month contract.

The former Ajax Cape Town mentor joined the KwaZulu-Natal side in January 2017 after leaving his post at the Urban Warriors. De Sa cited "family reasons" for his decision to return to Cape Town.

Rosslee, who until a week ago held the position of technical director at Cape Town City, left the club with chairperson, John Comitis confirming to KickOff that he wanted to do his UEFA coaching badges to strengthen his chances of becoming a PSL coach.

However, Sport24 has learned that De Sa is now the leading candidate to be named as the new national team head coach and has recruited the highly-regarded services of Rosslee as his assistant.

De Sa previously met with SAFA officials to discuss a possible role within the organisation - as either the Bafana head coach or Under-23 coach - that would allow him to remain based in Cape Town where his family is settled.

De Sa's agent, Steve Kapeluschnik, however told TimesLive: "His resignation has nothing to do with him being in contact with SAFA or anyone over a coaching job. It's purely for family reasons."

SAFA confirmed that they are set to officially unveil the new Bafana Bafana head coach after the international friendly against Angola which will take place on Tuesday, March 28.

A deal has already been finalised with SAFA choosing to delay the announcement, saying that they did not want to overshadow the upcoming international friendlies.

Bafana Bafana have been without a mentor since the end of December 2016 after SAFA sacked Shakes Mashaba for misconduct.

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