Fire Santana and make Pitso Bafana coach, says Dunywa

FORMER Safa competitions director Zola Dunywa has thrown the cat among the pigeons by calling for Bafana Bafana coach Joel Santana to be fired and replaced by his current assistant coach, Pitso Mosimane.

FORMER Safa competitions director Zola Dunywa has thrown the cat among the pigeons by calling for Bafana Bafana coach Joel Santana to be fired and replaced by his current assistant coach, Pitso Mosimane.

"The guy (Santana) is clueless. He is busy getting R1,4 million a month for taking Bafana Bafana nowhere," said Dunywa, who is known for shooting from the hip.

"He has been building, building, building... When people build a house, they start with a foundation. You later see a complete house."

Dunywa has urged the new Safa leadership, which he campaigned for during the elections, to recall veteran coach Clive Barker as Mosimane's assistant.

"The sooner we get Pitso and Clive to work together the better, otherwise we will be a laughing stock at the 2010 World Cup."

He also wants Safa to appoint a technical committee for Bafana Bafana to get the team back on track for the 2010 World Cup finals.

"That committee must comprise Jomo Sono, Shakes Mashaba, Steve Komphela, Gavin Hunt, Gordon Igesund, Manqoba Mngqithi and Boebie Williams," Dunywa said.

"Our soccer does not have an identity because of foreign coaches for Bafana and they always confuse players. We won't qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if we do not act now. Safa owners (club bosses) are still poor yet Santana is getting a lot of money for doing nothing.

"The new Safa leadership must start delivering because we don't want to hear stories where people are saying we must give them time to settle.

"The top three leaders (Kirsten Nematandani, Mwelo Nonkonyana and Mandla Mazibuko) were part of the previous Safa executive committee.

"Empty promises can be destructive, we need time frames for our development programmes to be up and running. The new Safa leadership must leave a legacy. Words are sweet but we need delivery now."

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