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SAFA mum on Igesund's future

2014-01-21 11:11
Gordon Igesund (Gallo)
Cape Town - SAFA has remained tight-lipped on the future of current Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund following the teams' failure in the CHAN tournament.

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SAFA's national executive committee will meet in early February, at which Igesund's future is expected to be discussed.

SAFA president Danny Jordaan says there is no point speculating about Igesund's future until the meeting next month.

Igesund, 57, was appointed Bafana coach on June 30, 2012 on a two-year contract.

Igesund has insisted that he didn’t have a mandate going into the African Nations Championships (CHAN), adding that he has no plans of stepping down as national team coach either.

Under Igesund, Bafana beat Mozambique 3-1 in their CHAN opener before drawing 1-1 with Mali and losing 3-1 to Nigeria which saw Bafana finish third in their group - and fail to progress to the quarter-finals.

Bafana also failed to qualify for the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil under Igesund's watch and crashed out in the quarter-finals of last year's AFCON tournament held in South Africa.

(Editor's note: Igesund wasn't in charge for Bafana's first two 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifiers)

Igesund did however receive support from President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday.

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