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Tovey pleased with Safa

Neil Tovey on Friday said he was pleased Safa was going for a local coach.

Bafana Bafana Interim Coach Steve Komphela. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.
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CAPE TOWN - Neil Tovey on Friday said he was pleased the South African Football Association (Safa) was going for a local coach.

The former Bafana Bafana captain is one of five coaches on Safa's short list.

Tovey is currently coaching Thanda Royal Zulu.

Gordon Igesund, Gavin Hunt, Shakes Mashababa as well as interim coach Steve Komphela will all be interviewed for the post.

Tovey said local was the best way to go.

“I think it’s about time because we know the mentality of our players. We know the Premier Soccer League in and out and most countries all over the world hire local coaches because they understand the players.”

Tovey said if the right tactics were employed then Bafana could start scoring more goals.

“I think it’s about improving combinations.”

Bafana Bafana will be playing Botswana in their 2014 World Cup qualifier in Gaborone at 3pm.

The local side drew 1-all last week with Ethiopia in Rustenburg.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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