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Jordaan – The Whole World Wants To Coach Bafana

SAFA president Danny Jordaan has given iDiski Times some insights into the coaching search for Bafana Bafana, saying coaches from all over the world applied for the role.

The 69-year-old, who was recently appointed as special advisor for new CAF president Patrice Motsepe, spoke with the iDiski Times senior writer Velile Mnyandu about a wide range of topics, including SAFA’s coaching search.

The association confirmed on Thursday that a new Bafana coach will be announced on Saturday, with Jordaan revealing they have received applications from all over the world.

“The technical committee said they were overwhelmed, they did not expect such a huge interest of coaches all over the world, they are all interested and therefore they said, ‘look we need more time’,” he said.

“I think they were thinking of one or two coaches the whole world want to coach Bafana, but it’s for them to find the right coach given the matters they considered.”

Jordaan also discussed the recent criticism on his own role and the progress South African football has made in recent years, insisting they are on the right track, despite Bafana’s failure to qualify for the upcoming AFCON.

“Banyana is number three on the continent, our U23 team is number three on the continent, U17 and U20 is number three and four on the continent,” he added.

“So in the top five you will find all South African teams, the only exception is that Bafana was number 13 and I think it may drop now as well.”

To read the full exclusive interview where Jordaan also speaks about the financial impacts of not qualifying for AFCON, what kind of coach he would like to take charge of Bafana and his new role as advisor to Motsepe, buy this week’s iDiski Times – available in Zulu and English.