South Africa parts ways with coach Mosimane

South Africa parts ways with coach Mosimane

Published Jun. 5, 2012 8:06 a.m. ET

South Africa has parted ways with coach Pitso Mosimane after the Bafana Bafana stretched their winless run to nine games by starting World Cup qualifying with a home draw against Ethiopia over the weekend.

The South African Football Association said on Tuesday it had parted with Mosimane ''amicably'' following an emergency meeting on Monday.

Mosimane was assistant to Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira when South Africa hosted the World Cup in 2010.

After a promising start, he never recovered from the embarrassment of not knowing the rules in African Cup qualifying last year. He watched his team celebrate a 0-0 draw at home against Sierra Leone when it needed to win to qualify for the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.