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Hunt set for Bafana job - report

2016-05-31 12:01
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Cape Town - Bidvest Wits will appoint Gordon Igesund as coach with Gavin Hunt replacing Bafana Bafana mentor Shakes Mashaba, according to widespread reports.

Hunt has been linked with the Bafana Bafana job following Shakes Mashaba's underwhelming performance as head coach.

South Africa are on the brink of not qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

However, there is still a lifeline for Mashaba with the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers still to be attended to. Bafana Bafana qualified for Round 3 of the World Cup qualification phase after their victory over Angola last year November.

Round 3 is set to take place between October 2016 till November 2017.

Soccer Laduma reported that if SAFA do decide to lure Hunt in for the Bafana Bafana job, then Igesund is leading the race to take over the three-times Absa Premiership winning coach.

Igesund has been jobless since being axed from his post at SuperSport United in January which saw former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter return to South Africa.

Meanwhile, Mashaba will lead his charges this weekend (Saturday, June 4) in their penultimate AFCON Group M qualifier against Gambia.

The 65-year-old coach also recently named the Bafana Bafana 20-man squad for the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup in Namibia.

The tournament is set to be staged from June 11-25.

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