Da Gama won't serve under new Bafana Bafana head coach

The current South Africa under-23 head coach says he need to come to some sort of concrete agreement with Safa

Bafana Bafana stand-in coach Owen Da Dama says he needs to assess his future with the South African Football Association (Safa).

The 55-year-old served as the Bafana assistant coach between 2014 and 2016, and he was appointed caretaker coach following the dismissal of head coach Shakes Mashaba.

With Safa expected to appoint a new head coach, Da Gama, who took charge of Bafana's two friendly matches against Guinea-Bissau and Angola a month ago, wants to discuss his future with the association.

"One thing is for certain," Da Gama was quoted on Sport 24.

"I will not return to the position of Bafana assistant coach, no matter who is finally chosen as the permanent coach," he continued.

"And while I do not want to leave Bafana in the lurch because the welfare of the national team is very close to my heart - and I have formed a close association with the players.

"I need to come to some sort of concrete agreement with SAFA and know where I stand," Da Gama concluded.

Bafana have a busy schedule this year as they are set to participate in the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan), 2018 Fifa World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers. 

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