Goal.com spoke with former Bafana left back David Nyathi, who's impressed with Igesund's performance with an inexperienced squad, believing the coach should get the job long term
Former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana defender, David Nyathi told Goal.com that he is satisfied with what Gordon Igesund has brought to the national team since taking over in July 2012.
Nyathi admitted that not too many South Africans believed Bafana could beat Angola with a starting eleven consisting of inexperienced midfielders.
“Gordon has done a good job and no doubt he’s the right man for the job. Not so many coaches can take the risk of playing inexperienced players in central midfield and win the game,” said Nyathi.
The 43-year-old Bushbuckridge-born, Nyathi, appealed to Safa to keep Igesund should he fail to reach the mandate of getting Bafana into the semifinals of the 2013 Afcon.
“Safa should keep Gordon even if Bafana don’t make the knockout stages because the team has been playing well since he took over,” said Nyathi.
“Our fans should always look at the bigger picture and that should be the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil,” he said.