Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has been booted out the door three days after losing in Sudan and failing to qualify South Africa for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The South African Football Association announced the decision at a press conference in Soweto by the chief executive Teboho Motlanthe.
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South Africa finished third in Group C behind Ghana and Sudan to continue a poor competition record.
Since 2008, Bafana Bafana (The Boys) has played in six Cup of Nations qualifying competitions and reached the finals only twice.
Ntseki was a controversial appointment to succeed England-born Stuart Baxter, who resigned in 2019 soon after taking South Africa to the Cup of Nations quarter-finals in Egypt.
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The 51-year-old assisted Baxter then took over the national side despite never having been in charge of a senior team.
Former forward Benni McCarthy, who coaches South African Premiership club AmaZulu, has been touted as a possible successor to Ntseki.