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5 Reasons Why Mosimane Could Snub Bafana Job

Pitso Mosimane isn’t interested in the Bafana Bafana job, though the vacant post could very well still be offered to him in the coming months.

The Mamelodi Sundowns coach did not mince his words at the weekend when asked whether he would be keen to return to the national team hot seat now that Stuart Baxter has resigned and left SAFA with the arduous task of searching for his replacement.

Read: Middendorp Rates Chiefs Debutants In Five-Goal Thriller 

Mosimane was quite detailed in why the post is not for him, but gave a ringing endorsement for his counterparts. Here are the FIVE reasons why ‘Jingles’ – in his own words – is unlikely to be the next Bafana coach.

Happy at Sundowns

Talks of an exit at Chloorkop have come up recently following a report in the Sunday World more than a week ago. Mosimane responded that he was “happy” there and suggested he wanted to win a record 10th title with the Brazilians this season.

Hire a local coach, but not me

Shortly after Downs beat SuperSport United to win their opening Absa Premiership match on Saturday afternoon, Mosimane was asked if he would return to the Bafana dugout. His answer: “Maybe we should follow what Senegal and Algeria did. They stayed with their own coaches and they were patient.” Aliou Cisse and Djamel Belmadi fought for the AFCON title in Egypt, with the latter clinching it for Algeria.

Endorses Benni & Hunt

Mosimane wasn’t shy to put forward the names of the coaches he thinks SAFA should consider when replacing Baxter. He said Cape Town City’s Benni McCarthy would be the ideal candidate, while also mentioning Steve Komphela as well as title-winning coach Gavin Hunt.

“Benni has got a good name. He played football in Europe, and he is a big name in the country. We should probably follow that route,” said Mosimane.

Only willing to help

Mosimane said that he was only willing to assist, and not be the man in charge. He said given the target to see Bafana playing at the World Cup in Qatar, it would be all hands on deck and he was ready to contribute.

SAFA must get their house in order

While not saying it in so many words, Mosimane alluded to the fact that there are challenges to overcome at SAFA as a Bafana coach. And for the next candidate to succeed, those would have to be straighten out.

“Stuart was there, Carlos Queiroz was there – he couldn’t sort this thing out. He ends up being a coach of Real Madrid from Bafana. It’s unbelievable. Carlos Parreira was here – he won the World Cup so many times... It’s a difficult one,” explained Mosimane.

It's worth noting that if Mosimane's Downs exit gains momentum - and SAFA make a lucrative offer - things could turn very quickly. 

Read: Pitso Advices Tau, Reveals Offers Elsewhere 


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