Mosimane confirmed as new SAfrica soccer coach

Published Jul. 15, 2010 11:19 a.m. ET

Pitso Mosimane has been confirmed as South Africa's new national team coach following a complex process carried out by the South African Football Association.

SAFA announced Bafana Bafana's assistant coach as the successor to Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira on Thursday, two weeks after SAFA said Mosimane was the man it wanted. His hiring also had to be approved by SAFA's technical committee.

The 45-year-old Mosimane has been assistant coach since 2006 and was Parreira's understudy during the World Cup.

South Africa's first post-World Cup exhibition will be Aug. 11.

It begins its qualifying campaign for the 2012 African Cup of Nations with a home game against Niger in September.