SAFA Scrambles To Appoint Bafana Coach

The South African Football Association (SAFA) is scrambling to appoint the Bafana Bafana head coach, with only two months to go before South Africa’s first 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying match against Zimbabwe.

SAFA fired Molefi Ntseki last week after Bafana failed to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

According to SowetanLive, on Wednesday the technical committee met to study all the CVs the association received.

The committee will then have to shortlist three coaches and send this list to the national executive committee (NEC), who will have a look at it before a decision is made.

The technical committee spent almost the whole day in a meeting as they were busy studying all the CVs they had received. A source is quoted as saying:

They were supposed to cut the number to three yesterday after they studied the CVs.

The recommendations they will send to Safa and the association will come back to them and say this is the person we think will do the job.

This matter has to be sorted as soon as possible because we are playing Zimbabwe soon in our first match.

Bafana are set to start their Qatar 2022 qualifying campaign against neighbours Zimbabwe on June 8 in Harare, before hosting Ghana the following week.

Benni McCarthy, Pitso Mosimane, Gavin Hunt, Eric Tinkler and Adel Amrouche are among coaches tipped to take over at Bafana.

However, former Africa Cup of Nations winner Herve Renard and Hugo Broos who were previously linked with the post will not be considered.

More: SowetanLive

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