New South African coach from Brazil assumes duty

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Brazilian Joel Santana arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday to take up his position as the country’s 2010 World Cup coach. Santana did not speak to the numerous journalists who waited for his arrival, but the CEO of the South African Football Association, Raymond Hack, said the he would answer questions at a press conference at Safa House on Monday (19May). “He will be meeting with his technical team over the next three days to familiarise himself with his new players before announcing his squad to play Nigeria on June 1 in the opening Group Four 2010 African Nations Cup qualifier,” Hack said. Santana replaces fellow Brazilian Carlos Parreira, who threw in the towel last month citing personal reasons. Santana will earn 1.5 million rand monthly – a significant amount for a coach who has only served at the club level.

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