: Bafana Bafana top job: South Africa FA denies Keshi




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The South Football Monday dismissed claims by some media that Stephen Keshi would take over as Bafana Bafana coach, supersport.com reports.

“SAFA has never released a list that are the short-list for the Bafana Bafana job,” spokesman Dominic Chimhavi said.

“Keshi’ name is part a list names being bandied about by the media. The list was created by the media and the reports coming out Nigeria are total fabrication.”

Chimhavi was reacting to unconfirmed reports that Keshi – currently with the at the World Cup in Brazil –had already signed a two-year and would take over as Bafana coach in July.

“There is no truth to those reports,” Chimhavi added.

“When the SAFA, Mr. Danny Jordaan, announced that Gordon Igesund’ would not be extended, he made it clear that the new coach would be announced in July, following the conclusion the World Cup.”

Last week, social media websites Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with reaction to the news that Iran coach Carlos Queiroz was about to sign a with SAFA.

SAFA denied reports that Queiroz was his way back to South , having already taken charge of Bafana in 2000.

The vacant Bafana post has seen more than its fair share of speculation since Igesund was told his contract had come to an end and he would not take the into the qualifying campaign for the 2015 Cup of Nations, starting in September.