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Mosimane: I don't want to go back to Bafana

2017-02-27 13:09
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - With Pitso Mosimane rumoured to be earmarked by the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) as one of the potential candidates to take over as Bafana Bafana coach, the Mamelodi Sundowns head coach says he has no intentions of going back to the national team.

Mosimane was in charge of Bafana Bafana between 2010 and 2012 before being shown the door following a poor run of results.

The 52-year-old says he is enjoying the love and respect he has received at the Brazilians and has dedicated his future to the 2016 CAF Champions League winners.

"I am very happy at Mamelodi Sundowns at the moment," Mosimane insists.

"I am respected here and I am being treated well here. I have a good family here and the supporters love me.

"Outside Sundowns there are Chiefs and Pirates supporters who don't really like me and Bafana Bafana is their national team.

"I honestly don't want to go back there again. You know where you are loved, stay right there.

"Stay where you are loved and leave the other things. Just stay where you are loved."

Bafana Bafana have been without a coach since the end of December following the sacking of Shakes Mashaba.

According to reports, SAFA is set to announce Bafana's new mentor this week.

SAFA recently released a list of candidates in line for the position, with NO local coaches included.

Roberto Mancini, Giovanni Trapattoni and Hassan Shehata are some of the names SAFA mentioned.

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