Gordon Igesund not losing sleep over his contract

2014-03-03 15:07

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Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he has no concerns over his position as head coach of the national team.

Igesund, whose contract with the SA Football Association (Safa) expires in July, dismissed reports that Wednesday’s friendly international against Brazil at the FNB Stadium could be his last.

“As far as my future is concerned, I don’t think about that,” Igesund said today.

“I’ve got a contract until [July], so why should I go home and have sleepless nights about my future?”

Igesund was also quick to shrug off questions about his alleged wrongdoings during the African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament. It was reported he apparently advised his players to ask for extra money ahead of the competition in January this year.

“I welcome those allegations because they are totally unfounded,” Igesund said simply.

Meanwhile, Brazil’s assistant coach and former Bafana head coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has described South Africa as his adopted home and says he is delighted to be back.

“It’s a real pleasure to be back in South Africa, which I consider my second home,” Parreira said.

“When I went home to Brazil, I took a lot of good memories.

“This game against Bafana is very special for us. There is a friendship and we believe Bafana will give us a good game.

“We brought the best players available and we are ready to have a really good time,” Parreira said.

Parreira was in charge of Bafana during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, where the hosts failed to make it out of the group stages, leading to the his dismissal.

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