Gordon Igesund http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24022/all en Soccer-South Africa can cause Nations Cup 'shock' - coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-south-africa-can-cause-nations-cup-shock-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>CAPE TOWN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - South Africa, tumbling down the FIFA rankings and given little chance in their home tournament, can "shock people" and make a bold bid to win the African Nations Cup, coach Gordon Igesund said on Monday.</p> <p>Igesund said his squad, hard hit by injury, the retirement from international football of captain Steven Pienaar and a match fixing scandal that led to a temporary suspension of top officials, was on the right path.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-south-africa-can-cause-nations-cup-shock-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football CDATA Gordon Igesund Gordon Igesund Person Career Pitso Mosimane Quotation Santos v Igesund South Africa national Australian rules football team Soweto Sport in South Africa Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:46 +0000 5731514 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-South African morale dented by loss ahead of Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-south-african-morale-dented-loss-ahead-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>CAPE TOWN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - African Nations Cup hosts South Africa suffered a morale-deflating 1-0 defeat at home to a young Norway side on Tuesday in their penultimate warm-up international.</p> <p>Norway, with a team of inexperienced home-based players, scored the only goal from captain Tarik Elyounoussi four minutes before half-time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-south-african-morale-dented-loss-ahead-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Gordon Igesund South Africa national football team Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:15:39 +0000 5731846 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Hosts forego bonus payments at Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-hosts-forego-bonus-payments-at-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16 (Reuters) - South Africa's footballers have agreed to forego bonus payments at the African Nations Cup finals until the knockout stage of the tournament, coach Gordon Igesund said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"The players themselves decided they will only accept a bonus payment if they get to the quarter-finals and again if they reach the final. There is no money in the first round and nothing for the semi-final," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-hosts-forego-bonus-payments-at-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gordon Igesund Sport in South Africa Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:31 +0000 5735134 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-S Africa coach confident of overcoming poor finishing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/soccer-s-africa-coach-confident-overcoming-poor-finishing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 17 (Reuters) - South Africa coach Gordon Igesund expects his goal-shy team to overcome their poor finishing when they kick off their African Nations Cup finals campaign on Saturday.</p> <p>"We've done a lot of work in the last days on finishing with more composure and timing and working on trying to create a lot more easier chances," Igesund said ahead of the team's opening game in Johannesburg against the Cape Verde Islands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/soccer-s-africa-coach-confident-overcoming-poor-finishing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gordon Igesund Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:15:53 +0000 5735522 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-South Africa coach says players froze in Nations Cup opener http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-south-africa-coach-says-players-froze-nations-cup-opener <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19 (Reuters) - South Africa coach Gordon Igesund accused his players of losing their nerve during a woeful display against tiny Cape Verde Islands in the goalless opening match of the African Nations Cup on Saturday.</p> <p>Igesund, South Africa's third coach since the World Cup finals in South Africa in 2010, made no excuses for the hosts' poor display at Soccer City.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-south-africa-coach-says-players-froze-nations-cup-opener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Gordon Igesund Sport in South Africa Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 20:00:04 +0000 5736691 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Soccer-South Africa close in on last eight in Group A http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/wrapup-1-soccer-south-africa-close-last-eight-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 23 (Reuters) - South Africa closed in on the African Nations Cup knockout stages with a win on Wednesday while debutants Cape Verde Islands narrowly failed to do the same as Group A came alive after its moribund start.</p> <p>Hosts South Africa got their first win in the finals since 2004 with a fine 2-0 victory over Angola at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban to take top spot in the group on four points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/wrapup-1-soccer-south-africa-close-last-eight-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Gordon Igesund Political geography Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:30:24 +0000 5738583 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Stuttering South Africa no longer have any fear - coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-stuttering-south-africa-no-longer-have-any-fear-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>DURBAN, South Africa, Feb 1 (Reuters) - South Africa coach Gordon Igesund promised they will show more steel in Saturday's African Nations Cup quarter-final against Mali after the nervous hosts scraped through the group phase.</p> <p>They were almost knocked out of the tournament before an 86th minute equaliser by defender Siyabonga Sangweni in their final group game against Morocco saw them sneak through.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-stuttering-south-africa-no-longer-have-any-fear-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Gordon Igesund Sport in South Africa Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:31:11 +0000 5743418 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: South Africa coach Igesund in hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/football-south-africa-coach-igesund-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa coach Gordon Igesund has been admitted to hospital due to severe abdominal pain, a national football association spokesman said Wednesday.</p> <p>The doctor treating the 56-year-old said initial tests showed he might be suffering from appendicitis and that further investigations would be done to confirm the diagnosis.</p> <p>Igesund, winner of the South African Premiership with a record four clubs, became national coach six months ago and guided the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations hosts to the quarter-finals last month.</p> <p>dl/ak</p> coach Gordon Igesund Gordon Igesund Health Medicine AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:15:53 +0000 5754304 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: South Africa coach Igesund has appendix removed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/football-south-africa-coach-igesund-has-appendix-removed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa football coach Gordon Igesund was recovering in hospital Thursday after a successful operation to remove his appendix.</p> <p>"The operation was successful, Gordon is feeling well and in good spirits and he should be released by the weekend," a South African Football Association statement said.</p> <p>Igesund, 56, winner of the South African Premiership with a record four clubs, was appointed national coach six months ago and guided the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations hosts to the quarter-finals.</p> <p>dl/dj</p> Gordon Igesund Gordon Igesund Sport in South Africa AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:30:53 +0000 5755559 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: South Africa fire coach Igesund http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140602/football-south-africa-fire-coach-igesund-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa coach Gordon Igesund was fired Monday for poor results during his two-year contract, the national football association announced in Johannesburg.</p> <p>The 57-year-old failed to meet mandates to reach the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals and to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.</p> <p>Portuguese Carlos Queiroz and Nigerian Stephen Keshi, who will coach Iran and Nigeria respectively at the World Cup, have been linked with the post.</p> <p>dl/ea</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Association football Gordon Igesund Stephen Keshi AFP Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:36:27 +0000 6164946 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: S.Africa's Igesund 'disappointed' at sacking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140603/football-safricas-igesund-disappointed-at-sacking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa's fired coach Gordon Igesund went on a crusade for his legacy Monday, expressing his disappointment at his employer's refusal to renew his contract.</p> <p>The South African Football Association (SAFA) announced Monday they were scouting for a new coach citing poor results during Igesund's two-year tenure.</p> <p>"Of course I am deeply disappointed with SAFA's decision undertaken yesterday to not extend my contract beyond August," the 57-year-old responded Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" 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