South Africa coach Igesund hospitalized

South Africa coach Gordon Igesund has admitted himself to a
hospital with severe abdominal pains.

The South African Football Association says Igesund went in on
Tuesday and ”might be suffering from appendicitis,” according to
initial tests.

The doctor treating Igesund says further tests are being carried
out to confirm the diagnosis but he is confident Igesund ”will be
back on his feet soon.”

Dr. Ephraim Nematswerani says ”it is nothing too serious.”

The 56-year-old Igesund led host South Africa to the
quarterfinals at the recent African Cup of Nations before it was
eliminated by Mali in a penalty shootout.