Safa backs Bafana coach Igesund

first_img“We still have that [Botswana] match to play and also the Cosafa Cup next month. Once we are done with that, we have to start looking at the CHAN [African Nations Championships], as well as the qualification for the 2015 Afcon,” Nematandani said. ImpressedHe added that he was very impressed with the fighting spirit and commitment shown by the players despite some travel logistics nightmare in Cameroon. The South African Football Association (Safa) has moved to dampen speculation about the future of Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund, with president Kirsten Nematandani saying Igesund’s contract runs until next year. Only then, Nematandani said on Tuesday, would the coach’s future come up for discussion. RequirementThe loss to the Walia Antelopes led to speculation that Igesund’s contract would be reviewed and that he would meet his employers soon to discuss his future, especially since one of the requirements put to him when he took over from Pitso Mosimane was to qualify the team for the World Cup. At that time the team had played two qualifiers and bagged only two points. 19 June 2013 “We are aware of the media reports doing rounds about Gordon’s future,” said Nematandani. “One thing must be made clear here, the coach’s future is not under discussion. The 2-1 defeat to Ethiopia effectively knocked Bafana Bafana out of contention for a place to Brazil 2014, although the team may be given a lifeline if Ethiopia is punished by Fifa for allegedly fielding an ineligible player against Botswana. Contract“He is the Bafana Bafana coach and we have a contract with Gordon until next year and I don’t know where the media is picking the story that we would meet the coach to talk about his contract. There is nothing like that.” Bafana Bafana trail Ethiopia by five points in Group A of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers with one match at home to Botswana remaining.center_img The Safa president said it was important to stay focused on the challenges at hand, which include the match against Botswana. The Safa president has in the past told the media about his admiration for Igesund, and reiterated these sentiments when the team arrived home on Monday from its World Cup qualifying assignments against the beat Central African Republic, which they won 3-0, and Ethiopia, which they lost 1-2. “We have to give credit to Gordon and his technical team for instilling that kind of fighting spirit.” “We have to commend Bafana Bafana for their fighting spirit against CAR and Ethiopia. If anything, our players can never be accused of not trying, especially against Ethiopia. They went down fighting and were just unfortunate on the day. However, Nematandani who was with the team on the two assignments, said Safa would not meet Igesund with regards to his contract because that item “is not on the agenda”. Nemtandani also said he was aware of reports that Ethiopia is facing Fifa sanctions after fielding a suspended player in their qualifier against Botswana. “In all fairness, this has nothing to do with us,” he said. “It is a matter between Botswana and Ethiopia, but we will wait and see.” SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

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Government of India, Press, to recruit for apprenticeship training

first_imgGovernment of India, Press has invited applications from various candidates for engaging them for trade apprenticeship jobs in several departments. The interested and eligible candidates can apply latest by September 26.Post details:Total posts: 48 postsPost names:Book Binder: 15 postsOffset Machine Minder: 10 postsPlate Maker: 2 postsRetoucher Litho Graphic: 1 postProcess Cameraman: 1 postDTP Operator: 19 postsEligibility criteria:Educational qualifications:Book Binder: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 8th.Offset Machine Minder: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.Plate Maker: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.Retoucher Litho Graphic: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.Process Cameraman: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.DTP Operator: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 12th.Age limit:The candidates applying for either of the posts should be above 14 years in age.  Stipend:First year: Rs 2, 100 per month.Second year: Rs 2, 400 per month.Third year: Rs 2, 800 per month.Period of training:Book Binder: Two yearsOffset Machine Minder: Three yearsPlate Maker: Two yearsRetoucher Litho Graphic: Three years Process Cameraman: Three yearsDTP Operator: Two yearsHow to apply:In order to apply, the candidates are required to send their neatly typed applications on a plain paper to ” The General Manager, Govt. of India Press, Minto Road, New Delhi- 110002″ with attested copies of relevant documents and testimonials along.last_img read more

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