Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
2 minute read
6 May 2020
4:39 pm

How Bafana lost out on a big ‘Hunt’ for trophies 

Sibongiseni Gumbi

One of South Africa’s best coaches with a highly decorated history in our football has technically ruled himself out of ever coaching Bafana Bafana. That is Gavin Hunt.  

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

One can hardly blame Hunt for believing he will never be given a chance at the helm of our national pride, having been overlooked so many times. I could sit here and count Hunt’s achievements just to show how I believe he deserves or deserved a chance to guide Bafana. But that would be too easy because anyone who follows local football knows about that. In a story published on Tuesday in Phakaaathi, Hunt reveals how he was treated like a naughty schoolboy when he went for an interview at Safa House once.  Imagine him, Gordon Igesund and Steve Komphela waiting in the reception area...