Bafana Bafana must sort out coach issue before Super Eagles clash – McCarthy


Former South Africa striker, Benni McCarthy, has called on the South African Football Association, to make a decision on the vacant head coach role, before they travel to play Nigeria in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on June 10.

The Bafana Bafana are yet to replace Ephraim “Shakes”, who was sacked in December 2016.

McCarthy, a member of South African Football Association technical committee, has admitted he is also in the dark about the search for a replacement.

“I thought I was part of a group that was doing good to find the new coach for Bafana, but I simply just don’t know what has happened‚” he told

“What has stalled the process and this situation is a major bummer. There were good candidates and I was expecting that by now there would be a coach.

“But clearly, there is a hold-up somewhere, but I don’t know the reason. I am in the same boat as you guys in the media.

“It is a major setback that we have a huge match against Nigeria in a few weeks’ time and we don’t have a coach.


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