Communiqué de la SAFA

Santana And SAFA Part Ways
19 October 2009

On Monday 19 October 2009 it was unanimously agreed between the Management Committee representing the South African Football Association and the Senior National Coach Mr Joel Natalino Santana, that Mr. Santana would, with immediate effect vacate his current position as Bafana Bafana National Coach. In the interim, the Management Committee resolved that Mr. Jairo Leal and Mr. Pitso Mosimane would assume the role of Caretaker Coaches, pending a decision by the National Executive at its meeting to be held on Friday 23 October 2009. The President of the Association Mr. Kirsten Nematandani thanked Mr Santana for his efforts to date and wished him success in all his future ventures. Similarly, Mr Santana took the opportunity to thank the Association, his Technical Staff, the Players, and the country for their support, and wished Bafana-Bafana every success for the FIFA 2010 World Cup.