Ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Nigeria on Saturday, South Africa has announced the engagement of an interim goalkeeper trainer.
He is Alex Heredia who is reportedly well respected by South Africans. Sports Village Square gathered that Communication Manager of South Africa Football Association (SAFA), Dominic Chihavi confirmed that Heredia’s appointment was only for the match against the Nigerians and Baxter will finalise his technical team thereafter.
Heredia is a highly respected coach who has worked at Orlando Pirates‚ Mamelodi Sundowns‚ Platinum Stars‚ SuperSport United‚ Bafana Bafana and he is also a CAF‚ SAFA and FIFA instructor for goalkeepers.
According to Daily Times of South Africa, Heredia has won league titles with Pirates and Sundowns and was part of Bafana Bafana’s technical teams for the Cup of Nations tournaments in Mali in 2002 and South Africa in 2013.
He has not held a full-time coaching job since his contract with SuperSport United was terminated in February last year but he has been with seminars across the continent for FIFA.