Lucas Radebe, Benni McCarthy to help find new Bafana Bafana coach
Posted: 16 February 2017 Time: 15:51
South African legends Lucas Radebe and Benni McCarthy will form part of the committee to appoint the new Bafana Bafana coach.
The committee, which also comprises of Farouk Khan, Buti Mathathe, Anna Nyman, Neil Tovey and technical committee chairlady Natasha Tsichlas, will draw up a short list and deliberate over it before naming a suitable candidate in coming days.
SAFA president Danny Jordaan, CEO Dennis Mumble and vice-president Elvis Shishana will also sit on the committee to oversee the process.
Radebe is a former Bafana captain who had a standout career at English club Leeds United during their formidable Premier League days, when he also captained the team with distinction.
McCarthy remains the senior national team's all-time top goal scorer (31) and has just completed his UEFA A coaching license. He is also among the few South African players to have enjoyed distinguished careers abroad.
Khan is a renowned development coach while Mathathe is the chairman of South African Football Legends.
"We want to have the process expedited as Bafana Bafana have a bumper 2017 season, in which they need to compete and qualify on three fronts – namely CHAN, AFCON and the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018," said Jordaan.