SAFA studying Vera Pauw's Rio Olympics report

SAFA studying Vera Pauw's Rio Olympics report
Vera Pauw South African woman national team coach

by Staff Reporter

Friday Aug 19, 2016. 14:30

According to the South African Football Association's CEO Dennis Mumble, SAFA are currently studying the South African Women's team from the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.

According to a local website, coach Vera Pauw's future remains a subject of speculation after her side's failure to win a single match.

Banyana Banyana saw their road coming to an end in the first round in Rio de Janeiro after losing their two matches to Sweden and China before drawing against hosts, Brazil.

However, reports suggest that the Dutch mentor has been asked to compile a report to detail her side's progress.


"I would like to inform members of the media and the public that after the return of Banyana Banyana from the Rio Olympics we requested coach Vera Pauw to compile an extensive report detailing where we came from and where this team is going; and she has done so," Mumble said to

“It is a normal progress report that will give us a direction on the next step.

"And while we have received her report, we cannot pronounce much with regards to the future of the coach and other developments. These are internal processes which need to be followed."

Despite the announcement by SAFA, calls have been mounting that both Pauw and U23 coach Owen Da GAMA vacate their seats and allow for new coaches to take over.

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