πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ Breaking: South Africa name Ntseki as the new Bafana Bafana coach
πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ Breaking: South Africa name Ntseki as the new Bafana Bafana coach
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πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ Breaking: South Africa name Ntseki as the new Bafana Bafana coach

The South African Football Association (SAFA) have named Molefi Ntseki as Bafana Bafana's new head coach.

SAFA announced the long-serving assistant coach's new position via their social media channels this afternoon, which is just 29 days after Stuart Baxter resigned from the post.

"Molefi Ntseki has been appointed new Bafana Bafana coach.  He was unanimously endorsed by the entire SAFA NEC," SAFA posted.

The 49-year-old from the Free State town of Botshabelo takes his first senior side seat after coming up the ranks as a youth coach. He started as head of youth at Bloemfontein Celtic before taking charge of South Africa's U17 side. 

Ntseki's experience includes spells as Bafana's assistant coach under the likes of Shake Mashaba, Owe Da Gama (U23's) and most recently under Baxter.

Ntseki will begin his Bafana tenure in the international friendly against Zambia's Chipolopolo next Saturday 7 September in Lusaka. 

Can the Ntseki successfully lead South Africa to AFCON 2021 and the FIFA 2022 World Cup? We'll have to watch on and wait.

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