Bafana’s woeful performances in the past decade

Coach: April “Styles” Phumo (Jan 2004-Mar 2004) OVERALL RECORD Played 6 Won 1 Drawn 1 Lost 4 GF 4 GA 10 COMPETITION 2006 World Cup qualifiers 2005 Concacaf Gold Cup 2005 Cosafa Cup Coach: Stuart Baxter (May 2004-Nov 2005) OVERALL RECORD Played 23 Won 10 Drawn 6 Lost 7 GF 35 GA 35

COMPETITION 2004 Cosafa Cup

RESULT First-round exit First-round exit

2004 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)

RESULT Failed to qualify for 2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany after finishing third in their group Quarterfinals Semifinals

Coach: Pitso Mosimane (May 2006Nov 2006 as caretaker; Aug 2010-Jun 2012) OVERALL RECORD Played 23 COMPETITION 2006 Cosafa Cup 2008 Afcon Qualifiers Won 9 Drawn 10 Lost 4 GF 17 GA 8

RESULT Runners-up Mosimane was in charge for just two matches, winning one and drawing the other before Carlos Alberto Parreira took over Failed to qualify for the tournament, which was jointly hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon after finishing second in their group because of a negative head-to-head record. Remember the infamous celebration at the Mbombela Stadium?

Coach: Ted Dumitru (Dec 2005-Jan 2006) OVERALL RECORD Played 4 COMPETITION 2006 Afcon Won 1 Drawn 0 Lost 3 GF 2 GA 6

2012 Afcon Qualifiers

RESULT First-round exit. Exited the tournament without scoring a goal or a point

Coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira (Jan 2007Mar 2008; Oct 2009-Jul 2010) OVERALL RECORD Played 36 COMPETITION 2007 Cosafa Cup 2008 Afcon 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup 2010 Fifa World Cup RESULT Winners First-round exit Fourth place First-round exit Coach: Gordon Igesund (Jul 2012-present) OVERALL RECORD Played 29 COMPETITION 2014 World Cup qualifiers Won 14 Drawn 7 Lost 8 GF 42 GA 25 COMPETITION 2012 Afcon Qualifiers Won 16 Drawn 13 Lost 7 GF 49 GA 25 COMPETITION 2010 Afcon qualifiers (doubled as 2010 World Cup qualifiers)

Coach: Joel Santana* (Jun 2004-Oct 2009) OVERALL RECORD Played 27 Won 10 Drawn 3 Lost 14 GF 25 GA 30

RESULT Failed to qualify for 2010 Afcon in Angola after finishing second in their group during the preliminary group stages, being the worst of the runners-up across the 12 groups. Bafana only qualified for the 2010 World Cup by default

Coach: Steve Komphela (Jun 2012, Caretaker) OVERALL RECORD Played 2 Won 1 Drawn 1 Lost 0 GF 4 GA 1

RESULT Failed to qualify for the final round of the qualifiers for this year’s World Cup in Brazil after they finished second in their group, also because of a negative head-to-head record Reached the quarterfinals in the tournament, which was in South Africa Bronze medalists First-round exit in the tournament, which was hosted in South Africa

RESULT Komphela was in charge for just one match after Mosimane was fired in June 2012

2013 Afcon 2013 Cosafa Cup 2014 African Nations Championship

* Parreira took over for his second spell from October 2009-July 2010, Mosimane became a caretaker from August 2010-June 2012 Compiled by Daniel Mothowagae and Khanyiso Tshwaku Graphics24