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South Africa isn't going to rest on its pursuit of football's World Cup. The national team named a local coach to take over the squad less than a week after the end of the 2010 campaign.
Pitso Mosimane will succeed Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira. Mosimane signed a four-year contract on Thursday. His first priority is to ensure the 2010 World Cup hosts qualify for the next edition in Brazil.
Pitso Mosimane said, "I have come to add value and creativity, in doing so it is my vision to take Bafana Bafana to a higher level on a journey to FIFA World 2014 in Brazil. I have the passion and dedication."
The 45-year-old Mosimane worked as an assistant coach for Parreira over the last four years. South Africa was the first African country to host the World Cup, but the side was eliminated from competition in the group stage.
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