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30 Jun 2012 17:11
New Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund (Steve Haag, Gallo)
Gordon Igesund was appointed as Bafana Bafana coach on Saturday, the South African Football Association (Safa) announced.
Igesund and Komphela were the only two candidates left in the race to find a replacement for Pitso Mosimane who was sacked on June 5 after a string of poor results.
"It was not an easy decision as both coaches are well equipped to take Bafana Bafana forward," said Safa president Kirsten Nematandani.
"At the end of the day, it was a unanimous decision [by the Safa national executive committee] and we think the final verdict was in the best interest of the nation."
Igesund (55) is the only man to have won the Premier Soccer League title with four different clubs.
He completed a remarkable turnaround with Moroka Swallows this year.
After helping the Birds escape relegation in the 2010/11 campaign, Igesund guided them to second place in the championship race this past season.—Sapa.
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