Clive Barker could be saying goodbye to Aces
Friday May 29, 2015. 12:47
Information gathered exclusively by African Football, is that former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker, now 70, could see himself as the new Mauritius head coach.
NAMIBIA, MAURITIUS EYE FIRST WIN
This information comes on the back of the Islanders’ exit in the ongoing 2015 Cosafa Cup in South Africa. Mauritius have just sacked Didier Six as head coach.
The 60-year-old Six, who was appointed in January, was also fined US$2,000 for his poor behaviour at the tournament after he was sent off during his side's 2-0 defeat by Namibia on 19 May.
Since then, African Football understands that Mauritius have made attempts to offer the Mpumalanga Black Aces
technical director the job.
“I haven’t got anything concrete for now but I will let you know as soon as something comes up,” said Barker.
“News travel fast hey, (laughing)... I don’t know yet about the offer but my representatives will get more information and come back to me.
“Trevor (Mosehathebe), Glyn’s (Binkin) assistant will gather more information and definitely update me on this.”
One of Mauritius' best ever players, Jean-marc Ithier, is believed to be the link between the association and Barker. Ithier once played under Barker when he was a star striker at Santos FC in the Absa Premiership.
Despite attempts to reach the former Santos forward, Ithier was not available for comment.
MAURITIUS BEAT ISLAND RIVALS THE SEYCHELLES
With the recent appointment of Muhsin Ertugral as head coach at Aces, Barker could be tempted to take up the role of leading the Mauritian side.
Barker has never been shy of a fresh challenge and they don;t come much bigger than facing Ghana away from home in mid-June!
Mauritius are away to the Black Stars in their first 2017 Africa Nations Cup qualifier
Besides Ghana and Mauritius, Group H
will be contested by Rwanda and Mozambique.