The inability to pry a South African-born coach away from his club was the reason why Safa hired Belgian Hugo Broos as the new Bafana Bafana coach.
It had widely been reported that AmaZulu head coach Benni McCarthy was among the front-runners for the Bafana Bafana job.
The names of international coaches such as ex-Bafana Bafana and Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz as well as two-time Afcon-winning coach Herve Renard were also seemingly on the short-list.
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It’s unclear who the other South African-born coaches in contention were, although it’s likely Pitso Mosimane, now at Al Ahly in Egypt, may have been one of them.