- Former Bafana Bafana player, Jabu Mahlangu, has urged SAFA to appoint Steve Komphela as head coach of Bafana Bafana
- Stuart Baxter resigned from the hot seat 2 weeks ago and numerous candidates have been suggested as his successor
- Mahlangu believes that the Bafana players would excel under Komphela’s leadership as he would be a father figure and would be able to inspire them
Former Bafana Bafana midfielder, Jabu Mahlangu, has called on SAFA to appoint Steve Komphela as head coach of Bafana Bafana.
Stuart Baxter submitted his resignation two weeks ago at the conclusion of Afcon 2019.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Mahlangu has been quite outspoken on the matter as he ruled out Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy as a suitable successor.
Mahlangu, who also works as an analyst on Supersport, feels that Komphela was destined to fail at Kaizer Chiefs and felt the coach has all the required qualities.
Mahlangu said, “I know people will say that coach Steve failed at Kaizer Chiefs while he was there but we all know that they never bought players for him.”
TimesLIVE reported that Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt would be Mahlangu’s second choice for the role.
Mahlangu added, “At Bafana you need someone who is going to be a leader‚ a father figure and be able to inspire the players by making them believe that they can win matches and tournaments.”
Briefly.co.za understands that Mahlangu was critical of the South African Football Association (SAFA) and called on them to accept responsibility for the ongoing issues.
According to Mahlangu, the squad of players Baxter was able to assemble has been one of the best in recent times.
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