SAFA silent on Igesund's future

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund's future will be decided after an official SAFA review.

FILE: Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund. Picture: SAPA.

CAPE TOWN - SAFA is remaining tight-lipped on the future of Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund.

Igesund has come under fire after Bafana Bafana failed to make it out of their group at the 2014 Orange African Nations Championship.

SAFA's national executive committee is set to meet in early February.

SAFA president Danny Jordaan says there is no point in speculating about Igesund's future.

"We've said there is going to be a comprehensive review, and you will get the results of the review. If we say to you that there is going to be a final exam, and the exam has not yet been written, you can't ask if you have passed or failed."

Igesund, whose contract expires in June, doesn't believe his future is entirely in his own hands, but insists he is happy in his role as Bafana coach.

"Whether I'm here or not, if I had to leave tomorrow I'll say I've done a very good job. That's what makes me happy, that I've achieved what I wanted to achieve so far, and there's still lots of work to be done. We are still a work in progress, but as I say, it's not in my hands."

Igesund says he can leave the team happy.

"I've just got to get back to work and continue as normal. Whatever SAFA need to do or want to do, if they think they need a change or not, I can live with whatever they decide because I'm quite happy with where I am and what I've achieved."

Igesund says he believes the team has come a long way.

"I think we've really made strides. This is obviously a great opportunity for people to jump on us and say whatever they want to say about us, but that's fine. If you look at our record, I'm quite happy with it and there aren't too many records better than ours at the moment. Whatever happens will happen."