Safa president Kirsten Nemantandani explained that Igesund had been appointed on a two-year “performance-based contract”, with his mandate being to reach the semifinals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil, and also to qualify got the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
“He deserve to be given the coaching job for our National team and he knows his mandate and he hqas qualities to be Bafana Bafana head coach and his big test will be against Brazil friendly mathc that we will be playing away” said Nematandani at the media briefing.
Igesund was not available for interviews at the unveiling, he said: “Thank you to the president and executive committee for entrusting me with this opportunity to be head coach of Bafana Bafana.
“I feel very honoured and privileged to be in charge of an asset like the national soccer team. All I can say is that I will do my very, very best to make us all proud.”
South African National team have played Brazil four times against Samba boys and failed to win even a single match here at home.