The South African Football Association [SAFA] has discredited wild media reports linking Amazulu manager – Benni McCarthy to the vacant Bafana Bafana coaching job.

There has been lots of media publications linking various coaches to the Bafana Bafana job since Nseki’s sack in March with the all-time top goal scorer of South Africa, Benni McCarthy as the latest.

Reports was rife in South Africa last Friday that SAFA has even finalized a deal with the former FC Porto striker – McCarthy who has transformed Amazulu FC to title contenders since joining the Durban club in December 2020.

But, SAFA on Sunday to cleared the air, saying they have not concluded a deal with any coach.

Below is SAFA’s statement:

We have noted that various publications over the last week have reported the appointment of new Bafana Bafana coach as having been concluded.

Firstly, it was Carlos Queiroz then Pitso Mosimane and most recently AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy.

SAFA has always stated that the Technical Committee will submit their final recommendations to the SAFA NEC, the highest decision-making body, which will finally make the announcement once the process is concluded.

We note that the Benni McCarthy’s name comes at a time when AmaZulu are top of the log standings and it might appear that SAFA wants to derail the club’s good run.

We are happy with AmaZulu’s current good run but SAFA will announce the new incoming coach once the issue is dealt with by the NEC.


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