South African football association (SAFA) silenced speculations on Sunday morning with a press release in which it reassured to unveil the new Bafana Bafana head coach in due course.
In recent days, the names of Carlos Queiroz, Pitso Mosimane and Benni McCarthy have been linked to the South African national team job.
This, despite the postponement of the unveiling ceremony of the one to took over the post which was scheduled on Saturday, April 24.
SAFA’ statement reads :
“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.”