Former Black Stars physical trainer – Hervé Renard is all, but set to be announced new Bafana Bafana coach on Saturday, April 24.
Renard, two-time AFCON winner is one of the three coaches South African Football Association [SAFA] have shortlisted from the over 200 applications its received since ex-Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki was sacked last month
The final three shortlisted coaches from which one will be announced by SAFA on Saturday are Mozambique-born Portuguese national Carlos Queiroz‚ Hervé Renard, and Hugo Broos.
Pitso Mosimane was the hot favourite to land the job until the Al Ahly coach turned down the offer in the early stages of the search.
Renard’s achievements on the African continent gives him the urge over his compatriots. The Frenchman holds the unique distinction of winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Zambia in 2012 and Ivory Coast in 2015.
He became the first coach to win two Africa Cup of Nations titles with different countries after leading the Ivorians to the winners’ podium.
His first appearance at the Nations Cup was in 2008 having been employed by the then Black Stars coach – Claud Leroy as his physical trainer where Ghana finished third.
The Bafana job became vacant after Ntseki was fired for failing to qualify the national side for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.