SAFA 'indebted' to Mosimane

2012-06-05 09:17

Johannesburg - SA Football Association CEO Dr Robin Petersen says the association will be indebted to Pitso Mosimane for the work he has done since his appointment as coach.

Mosimane was sacked as Bafana Bafana head coach, SAFA confirmed on Tuesday morning.

SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani revealed that Mosimane is the only coach that has assisted SAFA by donating a portion of his salary in the pursuit of the development agenda of the association which included assisting the ex-professional football players to attend the coaching course that is currently on-going at SAFA House.

Bafana drew 1-1 against unfancied Ethiopia in their opening match of the 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifiers in Phokeng, outside Rustenburg, on Sunday.

They face Botswana in another crucial qualifying fixture in Gaborone on Saturday, and they play Gabon in an international friendly in Johannesburg later this month.

Mosimane, 47, signed a four-year contract in July 2010, replacing Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira shortly after the national team was eliminated in the first round of the World Cup in South Africa.

He got off to a superb start, guiding Bafana to six victories and only one defeat in his first nine matches in charge.

Assistant coach Steve Komphela would take charge of South Africa's next two matches.

Mosimane’s record as Bafana coach:

South Africa 1 Ghana 0 (friendly international - 11/8/2010)
South Africa 2 Niger 0 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier - 4/9/2010)
Sierra Leone 0 South Africa 0 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier - 10/10/2010)
South Africa 0 USA 1 (friendly international - 17/11/2010)
South Africa 2 Kenya 0 (friendly international - 9/2/2011)
South Africa 1 Egypt 0 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier - 26/3/2011)
Tanzania 0 South Africa 1 (friendly international - 14/5/2011)
Egypt 0 South Africa 0 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier - 5/6/2011)
South Africa 3 Burkina Faso 0 (friendly international - 10/8/2011)
Niger 2 South Africa 1 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier - 4/9/2011)
South Africa 0 Sierra Leone 0 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier - 8/10/2011)
South Africa 1 Ivory Coast 1 [friendly international - 12/11/2011)
Zimbabwe 2 South Africa 1 (friendly international - 15/11/2011)
Equatorial Guinea 0 South Africa 0 (friendly international - 6/1/2012)
South Africa 0 Senegal 0 (friendly international - 29/2/2012)
South Africa 1 Ethiopia 1 (World Cup 2014 qualifier - 3/6/2012)


  • Melusi - 2012-06-05 09:30

    suffer is a joke

      Fussed - 2012-06-05 10:13

      Fired for not doing his job, or fired for being too good at his job, or fired because the witchdoctor did not come through with a win????????????????????????????????????

      VaMbozha - 2012-06-05 10:36

      fired for choosing the wrong witchdoctor!! ha ha ha and the other jelous witchdoctors used their 'muti' to get him sacked! So its all about the doctors of witchcraft!

      nhamo.dzenyika - 2012-06-05 10:56

      Wena Melusi, what is your problem? You ask SAFA to fire the coach, now it is suffer is a joke. Pela pela, what do you want SAFA to do?

  • Bryan - 2012-06-05 09:31

    I just heard on the radio that he was recieving in the region of R700K per month..... I hope that my hearing is dodgy because if he was making that kind of money..... Why the F**k are SAFA indebted to him....Just asking???

      philani.goba - 2012-06-05 09:50

      not financially, its just gratitude. 'indebted' because "Mosimane is the only coach that has assisted SAFA by donating a portion of his salary in the pursuit of the development agenda of the association..."

      lerato.selane - 2012-06-05 10:03

      If I had a job and earn R700K per month. I'd be F***** good at it!!!!

      Sizah - 2012-06-05 10:28

      @Bryan its actually R800K per month & his contract was 4 years - expires in 2014, now that its been terminated premarurely they will have to pay him R20 million for the remainder of his contract, i'm glad they not denying it they are indebted to him - thats how contracts work

      philani.goba - 2012-06-05 11:09

      @Sizah..not really it is performance based so they dont owe him money because he has not performed

      matches.matthews - 2012-06-05 14:34

      bryan - it is quite a bit of money. Now the persons who pay him will SURELY not pay themselves any less. I wonder home much are they pocketing? Their finger is always pointing at the COACH and team performance, but after all their performance is never discussed. The management can not be fired, and the management is only there to cover and protect themselves from having access to all the money. I think that it is time that the Minister of Sport intervenes in soccer, and that the department of sport will change the constitution of soccer that members of the board can not serve for more than three years. As long as management is able to put the focus on the team and players they can sit with all the money. What a happy family!!

  • Christopher - 2012-06-05 09:31

    a little too late for bafana bafana!

      sabongam - 2012-06-05 10:24

      Two years ago the Brazilian, Carlos Alberto Perreira was getting R1.5 million inclusive of bonuses / per month...That's just more than double Pitso's salary... Perreira was actually in the world's top 10 of the highest paid national coaches...In 2010 - he was in at no.9 which was better than the likes of Sven-Goran Erikkson,Diego Maradona and the US's Bob Bradley who came in at a lousy 25th position considering that the US are in the top 10.

  • - 2012-06-05 09:32

    at last

  • Mtk.the.poet - 2012-06-05 09:38

    Lol! About time Mr my friend get a boot\r\nHow I hope our useless SAFA give Gordon Igesund a job, Bafana can make it to Brazil,we need a good selection of players I hope they concede daylon klaasen n stop overlooking players like Rodgers,this is our national pride at stake! Shapppppppa BafanaBafana shappaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

  • Tulani - 2012-06-05 09:38

    SAFA is needs to suck it's self, it's so weak, follows every voice out there... it's still so early wat do u expect when u force him to play old shoes on the field i mean daznt make sense, u prepare a young team for the future, dez a long a way to build a team and trust me south Africans our football still has a long way to go..

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      philani.goba - 2012-06-05 09:57

      precisely!..friendly advise: it is considered rude to use ALL CAPS..

  • Mc Ndlovu - 2012-06-05 09:48

    gordon 4 the post

  • Ndira - 2012-06-05 09:56

    if Bafana want to qualify for Brazil they should just pic the whole pirates team!!!!i like it for the Pirates!!!!....Igesund or Krol for the bafana coaching job!!!!!

      VaMbozha - 2012-06-05 10:38

      ha ha ha must not must know wats happeneng for de pairets, not only one skippa

  • pjugroop - 2012-06-05 09:58

    SA has the most useless football management and players, they are all talk and no show!, im pretty sure they would not even make it to Brazil, for the WC, they are all pathetic!..and its probably best they dont, waste their time doin so!

  • Fezile - 2012-06-05 09:59

    Gordon Igesund for Bafana BAfana Coach.....The End!

      Mike.ntsh2009 - 2012-06-05 10:15

      Fezile, I hope SAFA appoints him... will be watching your comments once he is at the helm!

  • BJ - 2012-06-05 10:00

    Indebted? Does that mean they'll withhold his salary?

  • Stormkaap - 2012-06-05 10:03

    Too many big fish in no pond... if you cant do the job dont do it.

  • mmaphoto - 2012-06-05 10:03

    dont be stupid and oversentimentalistic! we owe him nothing he went home with millions and gave us draws in return. he should be fined in fact for wasting our time. now we have to qualify on the back of his arrogance and useless coaching tactics. i am going to brazil and i sincerely hope bafana bafana will be there. very annoyed

  • Jimmy - 2012-06-05 10:04

    If you earn a sinful 900 000 per month donating some does take away some guilt.

  • Deon - 2012-06-05 10:07

    Someone was talking about a golden handshake of +R12m he might be getting? Can that be?

  • daniel.motlhatlhedi - 2012-06-05 10:16

    about time SAFA management change aswel

  • Michaele - 2012-06-05 10:18

    It will not matter who coahes, it's the players who are pathetic. Select based on skills and talent and not colour!! Imagine what would happen in rugby and cricket if the same selections are made....a new coach every week....

  • Adgjm - 2012-06-05 10:19

    come on guys lets be realistic; pitso is never to be blamed for bafanas results, even if they win he should not be congradulated. the resultant/score of the game is always and will always be the players ability and determanation. so please if you know what football is all about then you know what im talking about. the players are the ones who should be blamed or maybe get new young players from the townships. wish you watched brazils game last night new young players and maybe we should learn from them

      Goodman - 2012-06-05 10:49

      U wriht my bra coch can do wat ever he/She kno bt if pleyers arent ready nothing wil come up.then they wil blame coch and they wil change coch lyk their shirt.not gud guys

  • DawidDBBotes - 2012-06-05 10:19

    they liked his contribution so much they fired him!

  • sabongam - 2012-06-05 10:23

    Two years ago the Brazilian, Carlos Alberto Perreira was getting R1.5 million inclusive of bonuses / per month...That's just more than double Pitso's salary... Perreira was actually in the world's top 10 of the highest paid national coaches...In 2010 - he was in at no.9 which was better than the likes of Sven-Goran Erikkson,Diego Maradona and the US's Bob Bradley who came in at a lousy 25th position considering that the US are in the top 10.

  • Goodman - 2012-06-05 10:35

    I think all south african dnt no wat 2 do any more bcos we tryd SA coch and out coch no gud result.they mst group all mzasi best coch so we can see on that

  • luka.mlukani - 2012-06-05 10:37

    Gud news, but they must pay 'inyanga, Sbonelo if we want to win.

  • VaMbozha - 2012-06-05 10:42

    suffer is sufferring

  • Timothy - 2012-06-05 11:11

    About time SAFA SA football is suffering someone please get rid off all know it all

  • vic.carrots - 2012-06-05 11:11

    Based on Pitso's coaching record, he played 16 games altogether. 9 were friendly and won only 4, that is = to fail. He then played 6 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, and he won only 2 that is = to fail. He played only one World Cup qualifiers and he lost, that is laso = to fail. He the draws all other matches, and that = to fail. This is the reason why he donated some of his salary - because he didn't sweat for it. BafanaX2 is a country's investment entity - therefore it needs wins nothing less, especially in official matches. We don't know or see what SAFA and it's admin is doing, but we can at least see what the coach is doing, and in this case - I'm afraid it is very bad.

  • buwaz - 2012-06-05 11:25

    His salary was too much so he did right thing nw he can go in peace n enjoy the remaining n the pay out bcoz it shows that SAFA want to employ him on another role plays let it be far frm coaching or anything to do wit Bafana Bafana

  • Ziggamann - 2012-06-05 11:36

    overpaid, arrogant, one is indebted to him.Hardly ever saw him doing anything that brought something unique to SA football...take the money and run Pitso

  • PumaFred - 2012-06-05 11:41

    Do SAFA believe the SA public believe their PR nonsense?

  • sibusiso.mkoko - 2012-06-05 12:24

    He is the 1st coach in SA to beat African Champions Egypt.

  • marlin.samuels.1 - 2012-06-05 12:41

    indebted se moer, getting fired is failing dismally. SAFA will be paying him out, with him contributing to a course is nothing compared to whay he'll get out after settlement of his 4year term

  • ndabenhle.ngubane - 2012-06-05 14:40

    Gosh why is Nomvethe so ugly here?

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