SAFA to appoint new coach in February

SAFA to appoint new coach in February
SAFA CEO Dennis Mumble

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Dec 29, 2016. 18:30

Latest information coming through is that the South African Football Association is set to appoint a new Bafana Bafana coach in February.

The Daily Sun website has it that SAFA is busy going through CVs of coaches who have shown interest in the Bafana coaching job.

SAFA has received numerous CVs from hopeful coaches from Europe and Africa, but SAFA CEO Dennis Mumble stressed on Wednesday that the job had not been advertised and that they would be head-hunting Shakes Mashaba’s replacement.

The move comes after Mashaba was fired last week on Thursday after he was found guilt during a disciplinary hearing.


“We’ve had many applications which have been unsolicited as we have not advertised the post, and we don’t intend to advertise it as we know the type of coach we want and will head-hunt that person,” said Mumble.

“At present I have not spoken to any coach locally or overseas about the job. We don’t have a name of a coach in mind but we know what type of coach we’re looking for.

“The biggest priority will be to have extensive experience of African football. That is a must.

“I simply don’t have time to sift through a mountain of CVs. We’ve always head-hunted a Bafana coach and we will look at our options and then go after the best man for the job.”

Despite looking for an experienced coach, he denied reports that they are looking at Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt.

The South Africans are one of the absentees in the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon as Mashaba failed to qualify the team.

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