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Queiroz/Keshi In Contention For Bafana Post?

Tomorrow the South African Football Association will hold a National Executive Committee meeting where a number of topics will be addressed, including that of the Bafana Bafana head coach.

Currently coach Gordon Igesund is in charge of the national team, however his future at the helm has been uncertain for some time now, with a number of coaches having been linked to the job.

The Siya crew spoke to SAFA CEO, Dennis Mumble, ahead of the meeting, and although the crew asked who the possible candidates for the head coach role are, the CEO would not divulge any names.

Sources close to Soccer Laduma, however, have revealed that Queiroz has had talks with SAFA and rumours are rife that the former Portuguese and South Africa coach is the FA's first choice. The source did indicate that joining Bafana will be influenced by the salary package that SAFA table for the coach.

Nigerian mentor Stephen Keshi is also rumoured as one of the possible candidates linked with the Bafana post, along with Amajita coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba, though SAFA have decided to retain Mashaba in a development role as they are impressed with what he has achieved.

Queiroz is currently preparing to lead the Iranian national team to the 2014 FIFA World Cup which gets underway next month, while Keshi will be leading Nigeria in Brazil.   Should SAFA appoint either of the two coaches, an announcement is only expected to be made after the World Cup due to their current commitments.

The source did, however, emphasise that Igesund could stay on as head coach. According to the source, Igesund has done enough to impress some of the top brass within SAFA and the FA could opt to have him in charge going into the 2015 Afcon Cup.

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