Molefi Ntseki (Gallo Photos)
- SAFA have terminated the contract of Molefi Ntseki, ending his reign as head coach of Bafana Bafana.
- The 51-year-old has solely overseen 9 matches in his 20 months accountable for the nationwide workforce.
- SAFA hopes to announce Ntseki’s alternative earlier than the beginning of the World Cup qualifiers in June.
The South African Soccer Affiliation (SAFA) sacked Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki on Wednesday after simply 20 months accountable for the nationwide workforce.
SAFA shocked the soccer fraternity in handing the unknown Ntseki a five-year contract in August 2019 after Stuart Baxter resigned.
The 51-year-old Ntseki has solely overseen 9 matches however failed in his main mandate to information the senior males’s nationwide workforce to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
Ntseki and Bafana wanted only a draw of their closing group match away to Sudan on Sunday to safe Bafana Bafana a ticket to Cameroon in subsequent 12 months’s match set to be held over January and February.
Nonetheless, a plucky Sudan made essentially the most of their house benefit and handed Bafana Bafana an embarrassing 2-0 defeat, ending Ntseki’s hopes of taking part in Africa’s greatest soccer showpiece.
Sudan, together with Africa powerhouse Ghana, superior from Group C to qualify for Afcon, with Bafana Bafana ending third forward of Sao Tome and Principe.
That every one however sealed Ntseki’s destiny as SAFA opted to terminate his contract, the affiliation confirmed on Wednesday in a press convention in Johannesburg.
In his 9 matches accountable for the nationwide workforce, Ntseki’s Bafana Bafana received 4, drew two and suffered three defeats.
Now, South Africa’s main soccer physique will start the seek for Ntseki’s alternative – the tenth head coach for Bafana Bafana in 15 years.
SAFA hope to start out that course of early subsequent week.
The World Cup qualifiers for African nations are anticipated to kick-off in June, with the date, fixtures and venues set to be introduced within the coming weeks.
Bafana Bafana are once more in a gaggle with the mighty Black Stars (Ghana), and also will tackle neighbours Zimbabwe and Ethiopia for a ticket to Qatar in November and December subsequent 12 months.