HASSAN SHEHATA AMONGST BAFANA COACH HOPEFULS
There have already been some big name applicants for the vacant Bafana Bafana post including former Egyptian & African Coach Legend Hassan Shehata.
Hassan Shehata the only football manager to achieve the astounding feat of leading a national team to three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) titles.
Also former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, Italian manager Giovanni Trapattoni, German legend Lothar Matthaus and another German Bernd Schuster, who was most recently in charge of La Liga outfit Malaga.
Some applicants for Bafana job: Roberto Mancini, Trapattoni, Hassan Shihata, Hugo Brooks, Samson Siasia, Lothar Mattheus, Bernd Schuster
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The post became vacant after Shakes Mashaba was dismissed in late December following a disciplinary process that found him guilty of gross misconduct. This took place after he was seen to publicly rebuke his bosses following their World Cup qualifying victory over Senegal.
Former Bafana Bafana icons Lucas Radebe and Benni McCarthy will form part of the committee set up by the South African Football Association (SAFA) to urgently look into the applicants and appoint the new senior national team coach.
The committee which also comprises of Farouk Khan, Buti Mathathe, Anna Nyman, Neil Tovey and technical committee chair Natasha Tsichlas will draw up a short list and consider the names with the announcement of the suitable candidate expected in the coming days.