Joel Santana might not be the ideal replacement for Carlos Alberto Parreira but the hypocrisy of people who have suddenly realised that a local coach is better makes me sick.
The same guys who can't stop criticising poor coaching standards now say that Clive Barker, Gordon Igesund, Jomo Sono and Pitso Mosimane can match Parreira and save Bafana Bafana.
Local coaches can't teach players to connect passes and move away from the cannonball-style in which the ball is kicked from one goalpost to the other.
When Bafana started playing with excellent passing combinations under Parreira, local coaches were truly exposed. They should have used the style before Parreira came along.
Barker, Igesund and Mosimane, to name a few, are overrated. Barker's players recently publicly embarrassed him by saying he can't teach them anything.
Igesund, who has been rejected by Sundowns players, is finding it difficult to convince clubs that soccer is an aerial game.
Sono has shown that he has no coaching ability since his disjointed team is fighting relegation. Mosimane says, "I can do it", but not long ago said that he didn't care if Bafana played the ugly European style. He is the biggest hypocrite of all the above.
It's shocking that people ignore the qualifications, experience and profile a coach needs to lead Bafana.