A victory was written in the stars. South Africa had done well against Mexico in the 2010 Fifa World Cup opener and would play Uruguay on a day remembered for the youth’s resilience. But Bafana saw stars instead.
The former Bafana assistant coach got the top job after the 2010 Fifa World Cup, left in embarrassing fashion and then bounced back to conquer Africa. But SA football hasn’t had such a remarkable transition.
The former Bafana Bafana coach resigned after the Africa Cup of Nations high, with South Africa knocking out hosts Egypt and reaching the last eight. For the next coach to succeed, a lot needs to change.