Former Morocco coach Herve Renard denies applying for Bafana Bafana job

Herve RenardFrench coach Herve Renard has denied reports of applying for the vacant Bafana Bafana head coach position.The former Morocco national team coach has been linked to the Bafana Bafana job alongside Beni McCarthy, Pitso Mosimane, Hugo Broos (Belgium) and Carlos Queiroz (Portugal).The two-time AFCON winning coach with Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire is currently contracted to the Saudi Arabia national team and according to him it is disrespectful to be linked to the job whilst he is still under contract.”I deny it, I never applied, I am under contract and very happy in Saudi Arabia. This disrespectful to the Saudi community”, he said in a response to South African journalist Robert Marawa.The South African Football Federation (SAFA) is set to announce a new head coach for the Bafana Bafana team in the coming days.Over 200 coaches have applied for the vacant job after the sacking of Molefi Ntseki who failed to qualify the team to the Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Cameroon next year.SAFA’s Technical Committee headed by Jack Maluleka has pruned down the 200 CVs received and is set to present the list of coaches that have been shortlisted for the job to the Executive Committee on Friday 23 April.The Bafana Bafana will announce a new coach to begin preparations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June.South Africa is in the same group as Ghana, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. 

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