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2012-06-06 11:27
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Cape Town - The announcement of Pitso Mosimane's sacking has united public support behind Gordon Igesund to succeed him as Bafana coach.

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Igesund is the only man to coach four different top-flight teams to the Premier Soccer League title. They were: Manning Rangers (1996/97), Orlando Pirates (2000/01), Santos (2001/02) and Mamelodi Sundowns (2006/07).

Igesund recently led Moroka Swallows from the brink of relegation in the 2010/11 PSL season to a second place finish in 2011/12, narrowly losing out on the title to Orlando Pirates in the last game of the season.

In News24's online poll he was an overwhelming favourite to replace Mosimane.

When asked 'Who should succeed Pitso Mosimane as Bafana Bafana coach?', Gordon Igesund received a ringing endorsement with 55% of the over 12 000 votes cast.

Gordon Igesund 55% - 6 773 votes
Gavin Hunt 21% - 2 640 votes

Time to look abroad… 19% - 2 390 votes

Steve Komphela 4% - 545 votes

Here's what Sport24 readers had to say about the prospect of Igesund as Bafana coach:

"Yes, yes, yes...I hope SAFA appoint the most successful coach in SA PSL history. Go-Go-Gordan..." - CurrieMafia

"Rope in Gavin Hunt as technical advisor and we will be unstoppable!"
- Dhirshan Gobind

"Bring back the glory days to Bafana!"
- Emmanuel

"They should have appointed him 10 years ago already." - Marius Olivier

"No local coach has the credentials and track record that he does. His appointment is way overdue." - Hussein

"SAFA give us Gordon's Dry Gin." - Vusi

"He is the only man who can rescue our national team." - Nhlapo

"He always seems to get the best out of his players." - Francois

"SAFA better put their issues aside." - Bzeng

"Our own Jose Mourinho." Peter

"Come help us Gordon...we are waiting."
- Alicia

"Igesund will bring change." - Shake Spear

"God bless Gordon Igesund." - Kululeke Gojela

"He won't get the job because he is the wrong colour."
- Harly

"If he takes the job I feel sorry for him, with all his credentials as soon as he loses games with Bafana he will be vilified, but having said that I think he deserves the chance."
- Thebe Tau

"He should stay at Swallows because his job is secured there."
- Zensile Tshanda

"The problem with Bafana Bafana is not the coach, there is no talent in this country. Even Jose Mourinho or Alex Ferguson couldn't get them to win without the right players."
- Rupert Magande

Time for Gordon Igesund to get a crack at coaching the national side? (Gallo Images)

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