Jomo raises hand for Bafana job

SA National Teams

Jomo Cosmos owner and coach Jomo Sono has raised his hand for the vacant Bafana Bafana job.

The South African senior national team is currently without a head coach after Molefi Ntseki was relieved of his duites for failing to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.

Sono helped Bafana finish second at the 1998 Afcon in Burkina Faso before leading them again in the FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan in 2002, and claims he is ready to step in, even on a caretaker basis if SAFA needed ample time to find a suitable candidate for the job.

"I don't know, I will cross the bridge when I get to it." Sono replied to when asked if he was interested in helping the national team again.

"I will only give a proper answer once I'm approached, at the moment no one has approached me. I did it in 1996 (AFCON) working as an advisor, 1998 I was a head coach, I then became a caretaker, 2002 I went to the World Cup...where I won a four-nations cup, the one they don't want to talk about. We played it in before the World Cup. There was Korea Invitation, Switzerland, Turkey and South Africa. We beat Turkey in the Final.

"We then went to Korea where we unfortunately finished second in our World Cup group and only losing out on a spot in knockout stages on a goal difference. So when I get closer to the bridge I will comment.

"I don't have interest as such, but when it's your country certain things might compel you to agree to help. But for me there won't be a problem to be honest, I'm a football person I love this game wouldn't be the issue of money. If they now desperately need somebody and they approach me, I will think about it."