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Nematandani: 2018 Is Igesund's Target

Nematandani: 2018 Is Igesund's Target

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169 / / Feb 04, 2013 01:04 PM
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When the South African Football Association (SAFA) appointed Gordon Igesund as Bafana Bafana’s head coach in 2012, his mandate was to reach the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. 

However, despite the team having been eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the Afcon, SAFA want the coach to remain in charge of the Bafana bench for the another five years, until the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

 

SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani told the Siya crew that they have assessed the coach on his short spell at the helm to date and what he has achieved in that short period of time.

 

He said the four time PSL title winning coach has been with the team for only six months, and has already proven his worth.

 

“There are two sides to every story. We may not have reached the semi-finals but you have to give credit to the coach. He has only been with the team for six months before this tournament. The best thing we can do now is keep him until 2018, so that he takes us to the next World Cup. 

 

“In normal circumstances the coach needs four years to be with the team as that is the World Cup circles. I can tell you now that we will be sitting down with the coach to look at the way forward. We have to keep the coach until 2018," Nematandani concluded.

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Tigas Level 1
This lunatic is forgetting that he is not the only making decisions there's the NEC and the board that will make that call

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Khumzasb Level 1
Great decision, we'll behind Igesund all the way to 2018,

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mashmash Level 1
thumps up safa,rome was not build in one day,is only those who has open eyes who can see that our national team has a direction since Igesund has take over.

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Djmoropa Level 1
That's great to heat Mr President. just wanna appeal to GI to select any player he wishes to bring on board and not to sucumb to critics. Please do bring Clive Barker on Board.

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morald Level 1
Bad news and we are going nowhere with this usless coach! No more brazil next year unless this usless coach still coaching Bacows Bacows!. Khosi for league!

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Fish08 Level 1
mxm anti-bucs coach

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Bodooo Level 3
Great news to hear,he must've a good assistant coach who can help manage players to stay motivated,those who ready to die for their country.

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Khosi-Koi Level 5
I think he must find an assistant coach, a guy like Amazulu coach who can motavate the boyz, or a guy with good obsevation like Celtic assistant coach or even real tectician like Tovey, coz he cant work with Khompela or Mosimane

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Decide420 Level 1
Indeed good news!!! Lets wait and see

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thoamawi Level 1
Barca 4 Sky, WHO do you think wil be better coach than GORDON in BAFANA SQUARD, u can look all around the World and list only 5, coz in SA GORDON is the BEST, but if u don't have your choice then GORDON automatically becomes YOUR fist CHOICE TOO, (silence means concerned), as we ar facing WORLD CUP soon, give me ONLY ONE coach which WON WORLD CUP with FOREIGN COUNTRY, and would you like to EMPLOY a FOREIGN coach to help you Country in WORLD CUP unfortunately you meet his country to play against, Do you REMEMBER when PHILIP TROUSSIER (FRENCH) Lead BAFANA to MEET FRANCE in WORLD CUP MATCH, what happened, Guys we migth be a leaders of TOMMOROW so LET us use our MIND wisely,BARCA 4 SKY has been the best on evaluating and commenting but on this one you better think AGAIN MAN

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Ngqeza Level 1
He deserves it!

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Drngonyi Level 1
Wanderfull newz ekseni

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27714374149 Level 3
I hope dose who say bafana play k@ak r nt dose who were 1000% behind dem,calling us names lyk stupids,idiots and also force us 2 support dem even if we c dat favourism is taking place......yes,GI must do d ryt ting,,,,,,select plyrs on merit,quality n class..............As long as zebras hard-target (phala) is sti in dat team..............mzansi wil w8 til 2022,afta he retired,

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gift molokomme Level 2
With GI bafana will go places. Now Safa give money and visas so that he can travel anywhere to unearth more talent like Furman.I was very impressed by his approach in Mali game(speed and suprise) in the first half.

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barca_4sky Level 3
GI until 2018?dont make me laugh...da man has failed da nation..hw can we say losing to Mali in da quater final is a succsses?only in Emzanzi..we hv no bright future wit GI in charge..he is gd@club level bt international fbl his just an ordinary coach to say da list..if we Keep GI we will not qualify for brazil..n we r plyin K@k ftbl..he choose a wrong capt n his selection of players is questionabl..ayi Mina ngiyabonga Ngo GI..we supported BB in numbers in da stadium wen dy wer plyn K@k..n dy still did nt perform n he discribe dis as a succsses yerrr!!Rhooo must take ova @safa cause dis kingstin is just a pupit..

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