Hunt reacts to Bafana vacancy

SA National Teams

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has responded to the vacant Bafana Bafana job and whether he would be available should SAFA come knocking.

Hunt may have just joined Chiefs at the start of the 2020/21 season but this has not stopped calls for the four-time league winning tactician to be called on for the national team job.

This follows the sacking of Molefi Ntseki after just nine matches at the helm, due to the team's failure to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

The former Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United mentor's pedigree of being one of the most decorated local football coaches will always have his name thrown about when it comes to the biggest job in the country.

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However, his struggles with Amakhosi has some believing that perhaps he could be better suited to the Bafana job, where he has previously been linked on a number of occasions.

Asked whether the prospect of being called to national duty played on his mind at all, the 56-year-old laughed off any suggestion that he is considering the vacant position.

"[Laughs] Chad, how many times have we been down this road," laughed Hunt.

"It's no where near [my thoughts]. My mind is on Wydad on Saturday, that's the most important game."

Chiefs host Wydad Athletic Club in their penultimate CAF Champions League group stage encounter at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening (18h00).

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