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Two Ruled Out From Bafana Coach Hunt?

Reports emanating from Egypt and the DRC suggest that SAFA should count two of their shortlisted coaches out, with Pitso Mosimane and Hugo Broos ruled out as candidates for the Bafana Bafana Head Coach role.

Egyptian media has reported that Mosimane has committed his future to Al Ahly and has informed the management at the club that he has rebuffed any advances for the national team role.

Fiigoal reports that according to two sources, one inside Al Ahly and one close to the South African coach, that Mosimane had informed club president Mahmoud Al-Khatib.

Meanwhile media in the Democratic Republic of Congo report that Hugo Broos is close to signing a deal with the Congo national team. Broos is favourite to take over from Christian Nsengi. The latest reports suggest that Broos and Sebastien Migne, are the final two candidates, with the experienced Broos having the advantage. 

Footcd suggest the only obstacles in Broos getting the DRC job may be financial, as his package is reportedly a lot higher than Migne’s.

According to a source at SAFA iDiski Times reported that Mosimane, Broos, Carlos Queiroz, Benni McCarthy and Herve Renard were the five coaches shortlisted.

However there seems to have been complications with the preferred candidate Carlos Queiroz.

Meanwhile Renard, who is coaching Saudi Arabia has reportedly already suggested he is unavailable. According to Robert Marawa, Renard messaged him, and he shared the quote on Twitter, “I deny it, I never applied. I am under contract and very happy in Saudi Arabia. This is disrespectful to the Saudi community.”

That would leave AmaZulu Head Coach Benni McCarthy as the only viable candidate on the list, although it may take a lot of convincing to get AmaZulu new owner Sandile Zungu to part with McCarthy, who has taken Usuthu to second on the DStv Premiership table.