Former Kaizer Chiefs and current Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela may become the next Bafana Bafana.
The South African national team job was made vacant after Stuart Baxter announced his shock resignation last Friday.
Baxter’s decision is believed to be based on what he felt was a lack of support from the South African Football Association (SAFA) hierarchy.
The head of SAFA’s Technical Committee Jack Maluleka revealed his high rating of Komphela ahead of the association’s search to find the new man.
“He [Komphela] is one of my favourite coaches in the country because he has proved to be one of the best technicians in South Africa‚” Maluleka said to Times Live.
“Should it happen that he is one of the applicants and he is given the opportunity‚ I have no doubt that he will do better. He is one of the best coaches in SA.”
“[Hunt] is also a good coach and good tactician and his record in the PSL speaks for itself.”
“As for Benni‚ people are correct to say that he is one for the future. I also believe that he is a very good coach and I don’t think there will be many people who can argue against that.
“You can see that Benni is willing to grow and get better and I am sure that he will help South African football. There are a lot of coaches in South Africa who can add value and we can talk about them for the whole day.”
Meanwhile, SAFA have officially named the U17 coach and Baxter assistant Molefi Ntseki as the interim coach until they name the next head coach by the end of his month.
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