Bafana Bafana

It's all rumours for now, says De Sa

2016-12-29 14:17
Roger de Sa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Roger De Sa responded to reports linking him with the vacant Bafana Bafana job in addition to insisting that he hasn't been approached by Kaizer Chiefs.

Following the removal of South Africa national team coach Shakes Mashaba from his post after being found guilty of 'gross misconduct and insubordination' by the South African Football Association - De SA is reportedly being considered for the vacancy.

The former Orlando Pirates mentor says that although he is flattered by the reports - no contact has been made between himself and the association.

"It is obviously nice to hear that I am being considered for a Bafana Bafana job or that SAFA are keen on my services," he told IOL.

"I’ve just been reading about it like anyone else. There has not been any official approach. The other day I even read somewhere that I’d said I was keen on the Bafana job but I’d not spoken to anyone about it.

"I suppose they know that every coach would like to coach the national team," he added.

De Sa also rebuffed claims that he could be join Kaizer Chiefs in a technical director role.

"The Chiefs story," he added. "My wife read it to me this morning. But to be honest with you there has not been any direct approach. I’ve not spoken to anyone at Chiefs about it.

A source has also told Sport24 that De Sa, whose family is settled in Cape Town, is keen on taking the reigns of the U23 national team as this would allow him to remain in the Cape.

The former Santos coach has always openly admitted that he loves life down in the Mother City and is hesitant to relocate his family as his wife strongly favours life in the picturesque city.

It is likely that if he doesn't get his wish to find a coaching opportunity which enables him to remain in Cape Town, he could step away from the game for a period of time to focus on business ventures.


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