SAFA promise to appoint new Bafana coach next week

SAFA promise to appoint new Bafana coach next week
Danny Jordaan, President of SAFA with Shakes Mashaba, coach of South Africa

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Mar 14, 2017. 20:00

South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan has promised to announce the new Bafana Bafana head coach next week.

"Next week, this week is Caf week," Jordaan told The Citizen ahead of his journey to Ethiopia for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee elections.

Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos and Morocco head coach Herve Renard have both been heavily linked with the Bafana coaching job.

“Some coaches have existing contracts … they ask us to keep the process confidential until there is an understanding or an agreement with wherever they are," he said.

"Even our NEC (National Executive Committee) members don’t know who is leaking information and it is quite frustrating because we are in confidential discussions.

“When you discovered that Herve Renard was coach of Morocco, you saw him on the bench, there was nothing in the media," he added.

"When you discovered Hugo Broos was coach of Cameroon, you saw him on the bench. The coach we are pursuing is the one that we want.

"We are now at the stage where we have to deal with the termination of a contract, and the signing of a contract,” Jordaan concluded.

The Bafana coaching job became vacant last December following Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba's dismissal. Owen Da Gama is the stand-in Bafana coach.

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