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SAFA Finalise Deal With New Coach

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The South African Football Association (SAFA) has finalised outstanding matters with the new incoming coach and the announcement will be made next week.

“We have concluded and finalized all the outstanding matters and we will announce the new coach next week,” said SAFA CEO, Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe.

“The two parties (SAFA and new coach) have resolved all matters and what remains now is to officially announce him next week,” added Advocate Motlanthe .

South Africa are drawn in Group G for the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers, together with Ghana, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

Bafana Bafana kick off their World Cup campaign with an away match against Zimbabwe in the first week of June 2021.

Bafana Bafana are without a coach following the sacking of Molefi Ntseki at the end of March 2021.

Ntseki had been in charge of the senior national team since September 2019, and Bafana Bafana’s failure to qualify for the 2022 AFCON finals in Cameroon saw SAFA show him the exit door.

Now, a foreign coach is expected to be announced on Saturday, with three high-profile coaches reported as frontrunners for the Bafana Bafana plumb job.

Carlos Queiroz, Hugo Broos, and Herve Renard are the three coaches believed to have been shortlisted by the SAFA hierarchy with the assistance of the technical committee.

Earlier this month, SAFA confirmed receiving 150 to 200 applications for the Bafana Bafana coaching job.

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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