Kirsten has faith in Gordon

2012-08-29 11:59

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has received the backing of SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani, as he prepares for his first match in charge.

Igesund will announce his first squad on Thursday, to take on Brazil in Sao Paulo on September 7 and Nematandani told Football411 that the former Moroka Swallows mentor is an inspiration at SAFA House.

"The man is passionate about his job, so I have no doubt we have taken a step in the right direction by hiring him... I have faith in Gordon, without a doubt," Nematandani said.

"He energises everybody around him and I believe he is the perfect fit for this situation, because we want to take the country to the top especially in Africa. I have no doubt that Gordon is going to make a difference and that is a feeling among the executive, not just me.

"I do believe that under Gordon we can do well in our match against Brazil and beyond," Nematandani added.

Bafana Bafana take on the Seleção in Sao Paulo on September 7 in an international friendly, before facing Mozambique at the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit four days later.


  • thamsanqa.khulekwayo - 2012-08-29 13:33

    Nematandan is one confused bstrd in that SAFA house..with his leadership we going nowhere instead we will see Bafana Bafana dancing for failing the country

      godfrex.khumalo - 2012-08-29 17:46

      unfortunately i dont c things yo way. i am with da president on this one. i dnt think theres a beta motivator than this coach

      fdalana - 2012-08-29 21:10

      what now? Do you want him to fire Gordon even before his first game? This article never mentioned anything about Kirsten taking us nowhere ,so how about you wait until we lose and then you can show us how pessimistic you are.

  • hapotter - 2012-08-30 01:18

    It is time to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and we're all out of gum :-)

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