Former Bafana Bafana coach Ted Dumitru believes that no local other than Pitso Mosimane deserves the national team job.
The former Jomo Cosmos striker was officially unveiled as national team head coach yesterday, ending much speculation about who would lead the country for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.
Speaking to KickOff.com, Dumitru says Mosimane had always been earmarked for the position after the World Cup.
“After investing money for two years, one doesn’t throw all the money away plus the interest. If not Pitso, who else deserves to coach Bafana? Pitso gained experience and learnt a lot from Carlos Parreira.”
Dumitru says Mosimane’s presence will also help the squad keep their identity and the style of play they displayed during the World Cup.
“It is high time South Africans realise what Bafana gained during camps in both Germany and Brazil. The team found its identity and the only person to continue in order to consolidate our style of play is Pitso Mosimane.
“You saw against France the team was able to play fluent football, they played into space, there was speed, dribbling and it was nice to see players going past and beating opponents.
“Spain was the classic example of having an identity in playing football and that did not start during the World Cup but in their development structures.
“It is a good move to allow Pitso to continue the job and allow South Africa to play with their own identity and style,” Dumitru added.
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