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05 May 13:56

Jordaan: "Our team that is going to the Tokyo Olympics will be a great test of how good these young players are."

"Those players have shown us they can compete in their age category on the continent ... the base, as far as we are concerned, is there."

05 May 13:55

Jordaan stressing that the rebuilding of the national team is the key right now. 

He also wants more South African players in Europe. 

05 May 13:54

Jordaan distances SAFA from negotiations with other coaches, saying it was the media and not the SAFA NEC that came up with those names.  

05 May 13:45

Danny Jordaan confirms that clarity on Broos's technical team will be provided after he arrives in the country next week...

05 May 13:42

Broos: "For me, the most important thing is what happens after this World Cup ... the next Afcon and the World Cup of 2026."

05 May 13:41

Broos confirms that he is looking to land in SA next week. 

"We will do everything we can to be qualified for the World Cup next year, but it can be a deception if we don't. Building a new team takes time."

05 May 13:40

Broos: "I can't wait to come to South Africa and to meet my South African assistant."

That assistant, it is understood, will be former coach Molefi Ntsekei. 

05 May 13:38

Broos: "I'm very proud and happy to be the new coach of South Africa. It's a country in which I have always wanted to work ..."

"It's the moment to build a new team in South Africa. We have to rebuild the team."

05 May 13:36

Hugo Broos has now joined the press conference via Zoom ...

05 May 13:31

Jordaan: "Broos won Afcon with Cameroon in 2017 where he built a new team, a young team."

05 May 13:30

Jordaan: "Broos was a unanimous decision from the SAFA technical committee."

05 May 13:29

Maluleke: "We are proud to say the NEC has agreed on the name of Hugo Broos to be the Bafana head coach."

05 May 13:28

SAFA's Jack Maluleke now explaining the process: "We had over 200 applicants ... coaches we never thought would apply to be the coach of Bafana."

05 May 13:22

CEO Tebogo Motlanthe confirms that SAFA's NEC approved the appointment of Broos this morning...

05 May 13:19

CONFIRMED: Hugo Broos is the new head coach of Bafana Bafana ....

05 May 13:06

BREAKING | Belgian Hugo Broos has joined the Zoom call. He will be unveiled as the next Bafana Bafana coach in a few minutes. 

05 May 13:01

SAFA President Danny Jordaan has taken his seat, set to address media...

05 May 12:39

Journalists are now making their way into the press conference venue at SABC's head office, where the next head coach of Bafana Bafana is set to be unveiled at 13:00

McCarthy? 

Queiroz? 

Broos? 

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below ...

05 May 12:37

The press conference, set to begin at 13:00, will take place at SABC headquarters and NOT SAFA House ...

05 May 11:57

Bafana Bafana begin their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign in exactly one month, so a new coach does need to be appointed as a matter of urgency. 

At this stage, the favourites appear to be Benni McCarthy, Carlos Queiroz and Hugo Broos. 

As our very own Baden Gillion reported this morning, the process has not been without its speedbumps and potholes. 

READ | Bafana Bafana coaching conundrum: How we got here

05 May 11:51

Our man on the ground at SAFA house is Khanyiso Tshwaku (@kaymorizm) and he will be bringing you all of the updates as they happen. 
Follow Khanyiso on Twitter here...

05 May 11:49

Welcome to our LIVE UPDATES from today's special announcement from the South African Football Association (SAFA).

SAFA's leadership is holding a press conference that starts at 13:00, and we are expecting the new head coach of Bafana Bafana to be announced. 

Who will it be?

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