South African FA report back on Bafana coach interviews

The national football governing body is pleased with the progress made thus far with regards to finding a replacement for former Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane
After a day spent interviewing prospective Bafana Bafana coaches, the South African Football Association (Safa) Technical Committee reports that it is 'very happy' with the process so far.

Under the chairmanship of Fanyana Sibanyoni, the committee completed what it says was the "gruelling" process of interviewing four coaches from its short-list: Neil Tovey, Gavin Hunt, Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba and Gordon Igesund.

Bafana caretaker coach Steve Komphela will face the panel on Monday, June 18.

Under the watchful eye of auditors Ernst & Young, the prospective candidates were interviewed by Sibanyoni, the technical committee chair, as well as Safa technical director Serame Letsoaka, CEO Robin Petersen, Jomo Sono, Clive Barker, Farouk Khan, Buti Mathathe and Suoane Ramashala.

The remaining committee member, Ted Dumitru, was not available as he is on business overseas.

"The committee was very happy with the whole exercise and once we finish interviewing Steve, the process of finding a new coach will almost be complete, with only the approval of the Safa national executive committee remaining," Sibanyoni said in a statement.