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SAFA CEO denies Gavin Hunt Bafana rumours

2016-06-10 07:29
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

South Africa Football Association CEO Dennis Mumble has rubbished speculation that Gavin Hunt has been earmarked to replace Bafaba Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba.

Media reports have linked the Bidvest Wits coach with the senior national job after Mashaba failed to guide the team to qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Hunt's contract with the university club is reportedly set to expire at the end of the 2016/17 season.

Mumble has unequivocally denied that the association was in talks with the former SuperSport United tactician.

"None of us...Normally I would just say 'no comment' but none of us have ever even been in a conversation with Gavin Hunt about becoming a coach in the national set-up," Mumble told KickOff.

"Gavin is under contract and as far as we know Gavin has always been very supportive of our national team structure, and when we call on him for help he provides that not because he wants to become the national team coach - we've never interpreted it that way.

"He was on a technical committee before so I don't know where the Gavin Hunt story comes from, but let me debunk that because if anybody is going to make contact with the coach it will be me, and I have not made contact with the coach."

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