SAFA reveal mandate for new Bafana coach

New Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki

New Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki will be given a mandate to qualify for the 2022 World Cup as well as getting beyond the groups stages of 2021 and African Cup of Nations tournament.

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That was the message from acting South Africa Football Association (SAFA) CEO Russell Paul.

Ntseki was on Saturday confirmed by SAFA as Stuart Baxter's permanent successor as Bafana Bafana head coach until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

When asked what the mandate is for the new man in charge, Paul said, according Soccer Laduma website: "SAFA targets, in line with Vision 2022, are for Bafana Bafana to qualify for the 2021 and 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and to get beyond the group stages, as well as qualifying for 2022 World Cup.

"We will shortly sit down with coach Ntseki to discuss these issues."

Ntseki's first game in charge of the national side will be next Saturday when Bafana tackle Zambia in a friendly encounter in Lusaka.

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