Ntseki’s assistant yet to be appointed

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Bafana Bafana are likely to continue with the makeshift technical team to assist Molefi Ntseki when they take on Sao Tome and Principe in back-to-back 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers later this month.

The SA Football Association (Safa) are yet to finalise a full-time backroom staff for Ntseki, six months since his appointment, though he only officially signed a contract 3 months ago.

During his recent visit to Limpopo, Ntseki revealed that the status quo remains but the search is still ongoing.

“Currently we still have the Technical advisor in Trott Moloto, you have a goalkeeper coach in Andre Arendse and the assistant coach Arthur Zwane but the idea is to beef up,” he told reporters.

“We need a much stronger technical team with technical heads that will be of help and it’s not easy for you to pick on anybody because most of our coaches are attached to their clubs and you can’t take somebody out of his club at the moment,” he continued.

“But South Africans need to understand that whoever that we bring in will be the quality we are looking for and will be coming into the national team to help,” said Ntseki.

The squad to face the island nation with a population of 204 327 will be made on Thursday 12 March at SAFA House.

The first Group C match will take place on Friday, 27 March at FNB Stadium at 19:30 with Bafana set for a return leg 4 days later at Estádio Nacional 12 de Julho.

By Ofhani Munyai

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