Jordaan: 14 coaches applied for Bafana post

Carlos Queiroz, Stephen Keshi and Giovanni Trapattoni are just some of the people that applied.

SAFA President Danny Jordaan. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - South African Football Association (Safa) President Danny Jordaan on Monday told EWN Sport that 14 coaches applied for the Bafana Bafana position.

Outgoing coach Gordon Igesund's contract with the national team expires at the end of August.

Safa said it wanted to find a replacement for him by the end of July, ahead of the 2015 Afcon qualifiers.

Jordaan named some of the coaches who applied for the post.

"We have a list of 14 coaches with huge experience, including Carlos Queiroz, Stephen Keshi, Giovanni Trapattoni and Dick Advocaat. We also have younger coaches also indicating their interest, like Patrick Kluivert, Roberto Carlos and Fabio Cannavaro."

Earlier this month, Safa charged players Oupa Manyisa, Thabo Matlaba, Teko Modise and S'thembiso Ngcobo for bunking the recent tour of Australia and New Zealand.

While Jordaan gave no update on the status of the charges, he repeated that if Bafana was to move forward, it needed players to dedicate themselves to represent the country.

"We'll have to rebuild the national team. We have to have players with commitment, dedication and hard work."