By Boris Esono N
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
After failing to qualify South Africa for next year’s edition of the Total Africa Cup of Nations, Molefi Ntseki has been sacked as coach of the senior men’s national football team, Bafana Bafana.
The dismissal of the Coach comes after South Africa was beaten by Sudan in their last qualifying game, needing just a point to qualify for the Cameroon expedition. It was a poor final two rounds for the Bafana who could only muster a point from their last two games. The team has earlier draw 1-1 with Ghana.
Molefi Ntseki was appointed to lead South Africa in August 2019 with the hope of qualifying for the AFCON. But that is now only a dream for the country has missed out on the opportunity to make its back-to-back appearance after participating in the Egypt expedition. South Africa was eliminated at the quarter-finals by Nigeria at the 2019 edition in Egypt.
“Not qualifying has dented our image, our possibilities,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “As passionate South Africans, the expectation was for Bafana Bafana to qualify for Afcon – and maybe to do better than the last time. The disappointment goes to every South African.
“As players, as coaches, we are very much aware of the emotional pain we have caused all South Africans.” “It was a very big setback for us to concede two goals in the first half,” he said. We missed chances. On the day we could not get a goal or see ourselves getting an equaliser.”
It should be recalled that South Africa finished on the third spot with 10 points in Group C.
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