However, the head of the technical committee has told Sunday Times Daily that the interview process has been concluded and the committee has selected its preferred three candidates.
The names will now be tabled before the national executive committee (NEC) to make the final decision.
“We have made our recommendations, but unfortunately in the previous NEC meeting on March 25, it was not on the agenda because we brought it forward too late,” Maluleka said.
“But I think it will definitely be on the agenda at the next NEC meeting because we are done with the recommendations.
“Now we will hear from the NEC who they choose among the candidates that we’ve recommended. I can tell you that we will have a technical director very soon because we need to finalise it now.”
While Sunday Times Daily does not know who the three candidates vying to replace former Bafana Bafana captain Tovey are, the publication has been informed that three are South Africans.
Quite a few names have been linked with the position since last year, but some of them are believed to have withdrawn their interest.
Former Kaizer Chiefs chief scout Walter Steenbok was one of candidates on Safa’s three-man shortlist a while back but it’s not clear if he is still in the running.
The new technical director will be in charge of the direction of SA football, development of players and training of coaches.
The technical director will also work closely with Bafana coach Hugo Broos in SA’s chase for success.