Bafana Bafana

Drama as Bafana coaching wishlist dwindles

2017-03-07 16:11
Hugo Broos (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Another day ... and more uncertainty over the next Bafana Bafana coach as both Carlos Queiroz and Herve Renard have distanced themselves from the job.

It was believed the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) wanted Queiroz to replace Shakes Mashaba.

Queiroz previously coached Bafana between 2000-2002.

However, contractual issues with Iran, current employers of Queiroz, have put negotiations with the Mozambican-born coach at a standstill.

"I am not free and without a mutual agreement it is not possible to cancel my contract (with Iran)," Queiroz was quoted by the EWN website.

"Maybe in the near future (the opportunity will present itself) if SAFA still trusts my services."

Renard, the current Morocco coach, was the SAFA's "next best" choice. 

However, Renard's representative, Yousseff Haijoub, revealed that SAFA have not made contact in connection with the vacant post.

With SAFA set to lose out on both their first and second choices, Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos now looks like the most likely candidate for the role.

Bafana Bafana have been without a coach since the footballing body axed Mashaba in December last year.

The 66-year-old was found guilty of insulting top football officials after South Africa's 2018 Soccer World Cup qualifier victory over Senegal. 

The announcement of Mashaba's replacement, initially expected last week, is now only expected to be made after SAFA President Danny Jordaan returns from supporting the SA Under-20 side in Zambia.

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