Bafana Bafana

'White Witch Doctor' keen on Bafana job

2019-08-06 07:10
Philippe Troussier (Getty Images)
Philippe Troussier (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana coach Philippe Troussier has expressed interest in making a return to his previous job following the resignation of Stuart Baxter last week.

Speaking to, Troussier said he would consider a second bite of the cherry.

“I did not apply but if any opportunity to take care of Bafana job I will be interested. I am in Vietnam right now as a technical director,” said the Frenchman.

Nicknamed the "White Witch Doctor" the Frenchman helped Nigeria qualify for the 1998 Soccer World Cup but was relieved of his job before the tournament got underway.

He subsequently, went on to manage Burkina Faso in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) taking them to the semi-finals where they eventually lost 2-0 to Egypt.

Troussier was at the helm of Bafana at the 1998 World Cup where they bombed out in the first round.

The Frenchman was in charge of six Bafana games - and won none of them.

Full list of Bafana Bafana coaches since readmission in 1992:

Jeff Butler (1992)

Stanley Tshabalala (1992)

Shakes Mashaba (1992)

Augusto Palacios (1992–94)

Clive Barker (1994–97)

Jomo Sono (1998) - Caretaker during 1998 AFCON

Philippe Troussier (1998)

Trott Moloto (1998–00)

Carlos Queiroz (2000–02)

Shakes Mashaba (2001) - Caretaker for one match

Trott Moloto (2002) - Caretaker for one match

Jomo Sono (2002) - Caretaker coach during 2002 Soccer World Cup

Shakes Mashaba (2002–04)

April Phumo (2004) - Caretaker for one match

Stuart Baxter (2004–05)

Ted Dumitru (2005–06)

Pitso Mosimane (2006) - Caretaker coach for seven matches

Carlos Alberto Parreira (2007–08)

Joel Santana (2008–09)

Carlos Alberto Parreira (2009–10)

Pitso Mosimane (2010–12)

Steve Komphela (2012) - Caretaker coach for two matches

Gordon Igesund (2012–14)

Shakes Mashaba (2014–16)

Stuart Baxter (2017–2019)

Molefi Ntseki (2019 - current) - Appointed as interim coach

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