New Bafana coach overwhelmed by support- 3 Jul 2012 00:00:00
Gordon Igesund, the new head coach of Bafana Bafana, has expressed his gratitude at the support he has received since the South Africa Football Association announced that he would take on the role on Saturday.
Igesund takes over the role from Pitso Mosimane, who left his position last month.
The new head coach told Sport24: ‘I am overwhelmed by the support I have received from the nation and I will try my level best to bring back glory days to Bafana Bafana.’
On the future, Igesund added: ‘I am still drawing up a list of my recommended people whom I would like to surround myself with, I will present it to the Technical Committee and once that is done, I will sit down with the SAFA management to take the process forward.
‘The main priority for the nation is doing well for the AFCON 2013 and qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in 2014.’
Media reports have already rumoured former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe, Doctor Khumalo and Fani Madida, as potential names, but Igesund said he would first present his recommendations to SAFA’s Technical Committee that will deliberate the issue and come up with the names of the support staff.