Safa waits on Jordaan before deciding on new Bafana Bafana coach

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Natasha Tsichlas has confirmed that Safa will only begin the process of finding a new coach as soon as president Danny Jordaan returns from Gabon

The South African Football Association (Safa) parted ways with Shakes Mashaba late last year after finding him guilty of gross misconduct among other charges that were laid against him.  

The association's technical committee, which is instrumental in hiring coaches, has confirmed through Tsichlas that suitable candidates will be shortlisted in the near future. 

According to Tsichlas, the committee is waiting for Jordaan to return from his Caf duties in Gabon before deciding on their man. 

“We will start the process of drawing up a shortlist of potential credible coaches when the president (Jordaan) returns from Afcon in Gabon,” Tsichlas told SunSport.

Tsichlas reiterated that Safa hasn't spoken to any of the coaches who have been linked with the vacant position. 

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Former Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Queiroz has been heavily linked with a possible return to his old job following his resignation as Iran national team head coach last month.  

“We have not discussed any names of a possible future national coach. We can’t do anything until the president returns from Afcon,” Tsichlas concluded.

Bafana Bafana will look to find a coach as soon as possible with Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers getting underway in June this year.

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