Igesund keen to stay on as Bafana coach
No discussions have taken place regarding the coach’s contract, which expires in August.
JOHANNESBURG - Gordon Igesund is hopeful that the 18-man squad announced for Bafana Bafana's Australasia tour at the end of May will not be his last one.
The national team take on the Socceroos of Australia on May 26, followed by a clash against the All Whites of New Zealand four days later.
Igesund's future as Bafana coach is in the balance due to allegations that he tried to improperly influence players over bonuses for the African Nations Championship.
The 57-year-old, whose contract runs until August, has repeated that he hopes to continue in the position despite no discussions over an extension taking place.
"I don't think the solution is changing coaches. We've had 13 coaches in 10 years. It is work in progress. The last two years I have been in charge have been very, very tough because of the circumstances, and trying to follow the master plan and making things right. It's not an easy job at all."
In January, the coach is alleged to have been involved in an attempt by Bafana players to strike over bonuses just hours before the start of the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
But Igesund is positive the truth will be revealed when the report into the allegations is released.
"I was the one who encouraged the investigation. When your credibility is on the line and your honesty is on the line, it's not a nice thing."
"I welcome the investigation. I'm glad it's over now and I'm very positive and confident that the truth will come out."