- The SAFA technical team believe that Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane is the right man for the job of head coach for Bafana Bafana
- Pitso Mosimane has coach Bafana Bafana before but was relieved of his role after Bafana Bafana failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea
- It is not certain if Mosimane will take the job, social media users are sceptical
Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane is being headhunted by the group of people who are responsible for finding the next coach for the South African football team Bafana Bafana.
The South African Football Association's (SAFA) National Executive Committee will be informed by the SAFA technical team that Mosimane is the man for the job.
According to Times Live the technical team met on Wednesday and their top priority has been identified, they want to convince Mosimane to take the job as head coach of Bafana Bafana.
Sowetan Live reported Safa are in a race against time to find a new coach after Molefi Ntseki was given the boot. An experienced coach would be needed as the 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup qualifiers start in June, a replacement would be expected to take on the role without delay.
Mosimane had a brief stint at the helm of the national team in 2010 after the Fifa Soccer World Cup in South Africa. However, he was shortly replaced after Bafana Bafana failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
The management team had misinterpreted the rules for the competition. Mosimane then went on to coach Mamelodi Sundowns where he enjoyed enormous success.
After that, he took over at Al Ahly in Egypt. Twitter users took to the internet to share their reactions to the developments at SAFA.
"I just wish SAFA could leave Pitso Mosimane. That job is a trap not suited for Pitso at this stage of his career. He should look towards Uefa."
"These @SAFA_net plumbers must leave Mr Pitso Mosimane out of their messed up @BafanaBafana please."
Earlier, Briefly News, reported that the South African Football Association has acted swiftly in firing Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki and the association announced this on Wednesday. Ntseki failed to lead the 1996 African Cup of Nations champions to the continental tournament next year in Cameroon.
As he was looking for a draw to book a spot at the biennial showpiece, his charges succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Sudan away from home on Sunday.
The result has left tongues wagging with many legends calling for his head while Clive Barker said Benni McCarthy or Pitso Mosimane should be handed the coaching powers.
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