Bafana coach Igesund admits that he did not fulfil any of the two mandates given to him by Safa when he was appointed, but he wants to remain in charge
Bafana’s loss to Ethiopia meant they have now failed to reach the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil and casting questions over the future of Igesund as Bafana coach.
Igesund admitted that he did not fulfil any of his two mandates given to by Safa when he was appointed back in July 2012.
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However, the 56-year-old Igesund wants to stay on as Bafana coach, but he understands that only Safa can decide.
“I will wait to hear from Safa. I want to stay on, but I have not fulfilled the mandates. Decisions have to be made,” said Igesund during the press conference in Addis Ababa.
Igesund’s first mandate was to take Bafana to the semifinals of the 2013 Afcon tournament on home soil, but Bafana could only afford the quarterfinals before being knocked out on penalties by Mali.
His second mandate was to ensure that Bafana qualify for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil despite taking over from Pitso Mosimane with only four games to go.
Bafana had played and drawn their first two games under Mosimane when Igesund was appointed, and their chances of qualifying for the 2014 Fifa World Cup diminished after that 1-1 draw against Ethiopia in Rustenburg back in 2012.
Meanwhile, Bafana could still qualify for the 2014 Fifa World Cup after Fifa confirmed that Group A leaders Ethiopia are being investigated for using an ineligible player (Minyahile Beyene) against Botswana on June 8.
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