Weekend Post (South Africa)

New Bafana Bafana coach to only be named next week

- Marc Strydom

THE announceme­nt of the new Bafana Bafana coach will be made only next week‚ according to the South African Football Associatio­n.

Safa tweeted on the official Bafana Bafana Twitter page yesterday that the new coach was not available for a press conference this week‚ when the announceme­nt was expected to have been made.

Former Bafana and Portugal, and current Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has been hotly tipped for a return‚ with TMG Digital reporting former Zambia‚ Ivory Coast and Morocco coach Herve Renard as strong opposition.

Former Orlando Pirates and Egypt coach Ruud Krol, Hugo Broos‚ who won the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon in February‚ and Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt have also been named as being on a Safa short-list in reports.

The new coach will replace Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba‚ who was sacked following a disciplina­ry hearing in December. – TMG Digital/TMG Sport

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