Ntseki sacked as Bafana Bafana coach

Ntseki sacked as Bafana Bafana coach

The South African Football Association has parted ways with Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki following the sides inability to qualify for the African Cup of Nations later this year.

Molefi Ntseki Bafana Bafana

SAFA CEO, Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe made the announcement to the media on Wednesday.

Following Bafana Bafana’s return from Sudan on Monday morning having lost 2-0 in the final AFCON Cameroon qualifier and thereby failing to qualify for the biennial tournament, Advocate Motlanthe said the SAFA NEC had resolved to part ways with the coach.

“The SAFA NEC undertook a process on Tuesday night to decide on the way forward on what happens to the coach and by 10h00 on Wednesday, the SAFA NEC responded in favour of partying ways with the coach," said Motlanthe.

“But in terms of NEC resolutions, they have resolved to part ways with the coach and any other things to do with legalities and any other outstanding matters, will be attended to. What we called the press for was to communicate the SAFA NEC decision," said Advocate Motlanthe.

The speculation train has left the station and as is always the case there are a number of names thrown around as potential successors.

Stuart Baxter, Eric Tinkler and AmaZulu's Benni McCarthy have all been thrown into the hat, however the door for an international manager isn't closed when Motlanthe mentioned money wasn't an issue.

"I don't foresee us having an issue with finances when we appoint our new coach.

"There will be a criteria set and then we will get a coach that is recommended by the technical committee."


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