Safa ‘indebted’ to Mosimane

2012-06-05 08:56

SA Football Association (Safa) chief executive Dr Robin Petersen says the association will be indebted to Pitso Mosimane for the work he has done since his appointment as coach.

Mosimane was sacked as Bafana Bafana head coach, Safa confirmed this morning.

Safa president Kirsten Nematandani revealed that Mosimane was the only coach who assisted the association by donating a portion of his salary to the pursuit of the development agenda of the association.

This included helping ex-professional football players to attend the coaching course currently offered at Safa House.

Bafana drew 1-1 against unfancied Ethiopia in their opening match of the 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifiers in Phokeng, outside Rustenburg, on Sunday.

They face Botswana in another crucial qualifying fixture in Gaborone on Saturday, and they play Gabon in an international friendly in Johannesburg later this month.

Mosimane (47), signed a four-year contract in July 2010, replacing Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira shortly after the national team was eliminated in the first round of the World Cup in South Africa.

He got off to a superb start, guiding Bafana to six victories and only one defeat in his first nine matches in charge.

Assistant coach Steve Komphela will take charge of South Africa’s next two matches.

Mosimane’s record as Bafana coach:
South Africa 1 Ghana 0 (friendly international – 11/8/2010)

South Africa 2 Niger 0 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier – 4/9/2010)

Sierra Leone 0 South Africa 0 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier – 10/10/2010)

South Africa 0 USA 1 (friendly international – 17/11/2010)

South Africa 2 Kenya 0 (friendly international – 9/2/2011)

South Africa 1 Egypt 0 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier – 26/3/2011)

Tanzania 0 South Africa 1 (friendly international – 14/5/2011)

Egypt 0 South Africa 0 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier – 5/6/2011)

South Africa 3 Burkina Faso 0 (friendly international – 10/8/2011)

Niger 2 South Africa 1 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier – 4/9/2011)

South Africa 0 Sierra Leone 0 (2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier – 8/10/2011)

South Africa 1 Ivory Coast 1 [friendly international – 12/11/2011)

Zimbabwe 2 South Africa 1 (friendly international – 15/11/2011)

Equatorial Guinea 0 South Africa 0 (friendly international – 6/1/2012)

South Africa 0 Senegal 0 (friendly international – 29/2/2012)

South Africa 1 Ethiopia 1 (World Cup 2014 qualifier – 3/6/2012)

– Sport24

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