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Radebe, McCarthy to help select Bafana coach

2017-02-17 08:48
Lucas Radebe (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana legends Lucas Radebe and Benni McCarthy are part of the committee that will assist the South African Football Association (SAFA) in appointing a new national coach.

The committee also comprises Farouk Khan, Buti Mathathe, Anna Nyman, Neil Tovey and Technical Committee chair, Natasha Tsichlas, who will draw up a shortlist and deliberate over the most suitable candidate in the upcoming days.

According to the SAFA website, the association president, CEO and vice-president will also sit on the committee to oversee the process.

Radebe, who is a former Bafana Bafana skipper, had a standout career at Leeds United, a then formidable English Premiership team.

McCarthy remains Bafana's top goal scorer and has just completed his UEFA Pro A Coaching Licence and is notably linked to a PSL coaching stint at his former club, Orlando Pirates.

"We want to have the process expedited as Bafana Bafana have a bumper 2017 season in which they need to compete and qualify on three fronts - namely CHAN, AFCON and the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018," said SAFA president Danny Jordaan.

Bafana have been without a coach since the end of December 2016, after Shakes Mashaba was fired.

On Thursday, SAFA revealed on Twitter the names of some of the applicants to be considered for the Bafana role - which featured no South Africans.

The notable managers mentioned included among others, Belgian Hugo Broos, who guided Cameroon to a shock Africa Cup of Nations title this month, and Italian Roberto Mancini, who previously managed Manchester City.

Some of the notable candidates are:

Roberto Mancini, Giovanni Trapattoni, Hassan Shehata, Hugo Broos, Samson Siasia, Lothar Matthaus, Bernd Schuster.

The selection committee:

Benni McCarthy, Lucas Radebe, Farouk Khan, Clive Barker, Buti Mathathe, Neil Tovey, Natasha Tsichlas, Elvis Shishana, Dennis Mumble, Danny Jordaan.

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