Breaking News: South Africa ‘Fire’ head coach Molefi Ntseki after failing to qualify for Afcon 2021

South Africa Football Association (Safa) have announced the sacking of Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Nteski on Wednesday. 

“The decision was taken at about 10 am. This was an NEC decision, it was taken in a round-robin,” said Safa CEO Motlanthe.

Nteski has unsurprisingly been sacked for his failure to qualify the Bafana Bafana to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon next year.

Going into the final matchday of the qualifiers, South Africa needed a point to secure qualification. But an uninspiring performance saw them suffer a 2-0 defeat against Sudan in Omdurman.

A great result for Sudan who finished second in Group C to qualify alongside Ghana at South Africa’s expense.

Molefi was appointed to replace the head coach he was assistant to, Stuart Baxter, in late August 2019.

Baxter resigned in early August 2019, weeks after steering Bafana to a quarterfinal place at the 2019 Afcon finals in Egypt.

Ntseki immediately faced challenges.

His first match was called off, with a full-strength Bafana squad in place, when Zambia and then Madagascar pulled out of the friendly in September 2019 in response to attacks on foreigners in SA.

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