Gordon Igesund willing to help new Bafana coach

2014-07-23 18:11

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Outgoing Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he is ready to help the SA Football Association (Safa) in any way possible after his contract ends at the end of August.

“I wish Bafana only the best in the future and am ready to help the new coach wherever I can,” said Igesund.

“Of course, that is if he is interested in the vast information I have compiled and tabulated on every single player, both locally and overseas, who can be considered a candidate for Bafana selection in the future, and that numbers almost 40 players in all.”

In total, Igesund oversaw 32 games as national coach, winning 14, drawing nine and losing nine.

“I believe I did a pretty good job under difficult circumstances, reflected by the fact that we lost only one of the official Fifa competitive games in which Bafana participated during my tenure.

“It was extremely disappointing to hear that I could not continue with a job that was only half done.

“We had formulated a definite and pleasing pattern of play, no matter which players were in the starting line-up, with matters improving all the time.

“But all that is water under the bridge and I hold no grudges.”

Igesund said he was prepared to hand over all these documents to the new coach and any other information required.

“At the same time, I understand every coach has his own ideas, and he might want to start all over again with a clean slate.”

Meanwhile, Safa will put an end to speculation with their long-awaited announcement on the new Bafana coach following an executive meeting on Saturday.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.