3.8.2019 06:33 pm
The South African Football Association announced on Saturday that Molefi Ntseki will be the interim coach of Bafana Bafana, following the resignation of head coach Stuart Baxter on Friday.
Baxter decided to step down despite guiding Bafana to the quarterfinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where Ntseki was his assistant. Safa, whose technical committee met in Johannesburg on Saturday, added in a statement that they would appoint a task team, who will decide on the next permanent
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Gernot Rohr believes Nigeria will be stronger for their experience at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations after his side suffered a painful, last-gasp defeat to Algeria in the semi-finals.
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Stuart Baxter says he needs time to think about whether to continue as head coach of Bafana Bafana.
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