SAFA appoints interim Bafana coach

Johannesburg – The South African Football Association has appointed ex-Under 17 head coach Molefi Ntseki as
interim coach of Bafana Bafana, following the resignation of Stuart Baxter last Friday.
Baxter resigned despite guiding Bafana to the 2019 AFCON quarterfinals, where Ntseki was his assistant.
The SAFA technical committee said they would appoint a task team, who will decide on the permanent coach.
In a statement Safa said: “Following the SAFA Technical Committee meeting SAFA is pleased to follow the
technical committee recommendation, and has appointed Molefi Ntseki as interim coach of the men’s senior
national team with immediate effect. Given that Ntseki has been with Bafana Bafana for quite a while now, it was
felt that in the interest of continuity, and given the upcoming fixtures in September, Ntseki is best placed to follow
through with the foundation that has been laid by ex-coach Baxter. Ntseki, the current Under 17 head coach, is an
entrenched student of SAFA’s Vision 2022, having been involved with all the national teams. Regarding a
permanent replacement, the SAFA technical committee has resolved to appoint a task team to consider a new head
coach for Bafana Bafana. While it’s our intention to use our best endeavours to resolve the Bafana Bafana head
coach matter by the end of the month, it is to be understood that with these matters, it involves complex
negotiations with the potential replacement, and therefore not always possible to resolve such matters in a short
space of time.”

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