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Ex-Sundowns coach backs Pitso for Bafana Bafana job

Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Khabo Zondo believes the South African Football Association (SAFA) should trust in local talent and appoint Pitso Mosimane as the next Bafana Bafana coach.

The South African football body are in the process of finding a new coach to replace Stuart Baxter, who resigned a month ago after guiding Bafana to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Zondo, who has previously worked as an assistant coach for men’s senior national team, pointed to the fact that nations that employ foreign coaches end up not doing as well as countries that go with homegrown coaches.

"For me, we’ve tried everything. We brought Carlos Parreira, who was supposed to be the best," Zondo said.

"We had the lowest of the lowest (Joel) Santana, we had Carlos Quieiroz, we had Stuart Baxter. Are we happy? We are not."

He continued: "We are not even happy with our own. Why don’t we continue with our own and have trust in them? Give them the necessary support, because when we go down we go down as a nation.

"Give the same support like the coaches who come from outside, whether win or lose because other countries are doing it.

"I have not seen a World Cup coach that wins as a foreigner. Why don’t we try our own here? How many cups has Pitso won? Probably at the moment, he is the top, and that should be appreciated by saying he should take the job and give him the necessary support."

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