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Tovey backs Parreira

2009-10-31 10:45

Cape Town - Former South Africa captain Neil Tovey expects Carlos Alberto Parreira to have an immediate effect.

Tovely told that in terms of an international coach coming to South Africa, Parreira is probably the best that was available. "He’s coached the team before and no one is doubting his ability to do well.”

The former Brazil coach replaced another Brazilian, Joel Santana, who left post on October 19 after a series of losses in the buildup to South Africa hosting next year's World Cup.

Parreira led his native Brazil to the 1994 World Cup title. He took over the South Africa team in 2006 but resigned last year to be with his ill wife.

The World Cup opens June 11.


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