Fans 100% behind Igesund

2012-07-02 12:40
Gordon Igesund (Gallo Images)

SAFA has appointed Gordon Igesund as Bafana Bafana coach.

Cape Town - Sport24 readers have given SAFA a resounding thumbs-up after their decision to appoint Gordon Igesund as the new coach of Bafana Bafana.

Some people felt that SAFA's mandate for Gordon Igesund to earn 2014 Soccer World Cup qualification AND a semi-final berth at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations were a bit unreasonable, while others were worried that the decision had been left too late.

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Here's what readers had to say about Gordon Igesund's appointment:

"I'm very proud of SAFA." - Fdalana

"A big thank you to SAFA for listening to the public's demands." - Dino Goodman

"Long overdue! Congratulations. Best decision by SAFA."
- Bantu Holomisu

"This is the best decision ever made be SAFA." - Julia

"Finally a positive step forward for Bafana Bafana!" - Fyrguy65

"YES! YES! YES!" - Malavo

"Well it's about time! Now Bafana will start winning. Behind Gordon 100%." - Linky Moralo

"That came 10 years too late but better late than never." - Andrew Worral

"Gordon truly deserves it!" - Mbeko Nobumvo

"Gordon, please help take Bafana to where they were during the days of Clive Barker... SAFA, please let this guy do his job." - Dirang Montsho

"It's baffled me for years why they never appointed him." - Mattwerk

"Gordon Igesund, the Bafana coach in my lifetime - this is a dream come true. Go Igesund go." - Mildred Pheeha

"Well done Gordie..... you deserve some recognition for what you have put back in soccer in the RSA!" - Slick

"Go on, Gordon, make us proud to wear the shirt again." - Grant Oliver

"Common sense prevails. Excellent choice. Now hopefully we stick with Gordon for at least two years." - Vernon Samuels

"It's about damn time. Just hope he has full control of selection and everything." - Stanley Millar

"I punched the air with DELIGHT when the news came through - at LAST SAFA have made the right choice after 16 years of faffing around."
- Xavier74

"I wish you all the best Mr Igesund." - Andile Nokhetshe

"As long as he is a South African, I welcome the move. He will have the best interest of his country at heart." - Bulls Balls

"This is great! Our football seems to be transforming to embrace a multi-racial South Africa."
- Charles Dumbwin

"It seems its a unanimous approval from all people across all racial lines. It seems to me that no matter you are, we all want Bafana to succeed, irrespective of the colour of the coach."
- Peter

"A bit unfair on Gordon to force him reach the World Cup when Pitso has already stuffed up."
- Jose Perotta

"Gordon is being asked to turn a completely useless team into serious contenders within 6 months. Very unrealistic." - JP

"It is a little unfair to just expect him to reach the semifinal of the AFCON when one considers that we didn't even reach the competition this year."
- Zwelakhegeorge Mveza

"At least a semi final for next years AFCON........that's a pretty tall order even for Gordon. The last time SA made it to the semis was in 2000, last time we were in the knockouts were in 2002. Last time we even played in the competition was in 2008. At this point I would just be happy to make it to the quarters of Afcon and we would be lucky to even make it to Brazil 2014 considering how behind we are in the qualifiers."
- Cyrus

"It's a pity that he has been left with a ticking bomb by Pitso."
- Mpho Moro

"You will need all the luck you can get, Gordon." - Donovan Hendricks

"I am happy for him, but sometimes the coach is only as good as the players."
- Tarone Net

"I hope performance-based contract won't just be applied to him but rather to every coach who will ever coach Bafana in future!" - LM

"NOW let's go out there and fill the stadiums in support of our team." - Tshanda Zenzile

Can the most successful coach in PSL history restore pride to the Bafana jersey? (Gallo Images)

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