Igesund should be hired to lead Bafana to Brazil
ASKED whether we are not having a bad start to our 2014 World Cup qualifier by drawing a home match against a lowly ranked Ethiopian side, former national coach Pitso Mosimane arrogantly said: "There are still 15 points to play for." What?
If Safa failed to fire Mosimane after this, they too should have resigned with immediate effect.
Our records indicate that Bafana Bafana have gone 14 games without a win. If we failed to beat Ethiopia on home soil, a national team without professional players and without a competitive league, after our next game I bet Mosimane would have said "there are still 12 points to play for". That's nonsense.
Mosimane's colossal failures with Bafana are nothing short of a national embarrassment. By his own admission there is nothing better he can do with the national team, apparently because our developmental structures are not producing strikers. Fair enough.
But we know of someone who saved a team doomed for relegation to contend for league championship in a mere 12 months, with a bunch of rejects and no big-name players. That's the kind of man Bafana need right now.
I thank Safa for firing Mosimane. Now they must hire Gordon Igesund to lead Bafana to Brazil.
Mosimane had been given more than enough time to prove himself, but he failed dismally. In fact, if he were an honourable man, he would have long ago stepped down voluntarily.