SAFA begin Bafana coach interview process
Interviews for the new South Africa national team coach will all be conducted on Thursday, SAFA said on Wednesday.
This is with the exception of Bafana Bafana caretaker coach, Steve Komphela, who is with the squad preparing for the international friendly against Gabon at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday. Komphela will be interviewed next Tuesday.
SAFA technical committee chairperson Fanyana Sibanyoni said the committee arrived at the decision after concluding that conducting interviews on separate days would give an advantage to those who would come later.
“It was a procedural decision that we took as the technical committee. We decided that all prospective coaches will each have a two-hour presentation followed by interviews, with the exception of Steve who is on national duty,” said Sibanyoni.
“We expect to start the interviews early in the morning and everyone should have gone through the process by 4pm.”
The Technical Committee Chairperson added that once the process of interviewing the five is completed on Tuesday, the committee will recommend the best candidate to SAFA's national executive committee.
The five candidates on the shortlist for the vacant Bafana Bafana job is Komphela, Gavin Hunt, Gordon Igesund, Neil Tovey and Ephraim Mashaba.