Saintfiet wants SA stay

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JOHANNESBURG. — Former Free State Stars coach Tom Saintfiet feels he has unfinished business in the Premier Soccer League and is waiting on local offers before considering returning home to Belgium.

Saintfiet is without a job after being sacked by Stars last week in the wake of a 5-2 home defeat to Polokwane City.

“I am still around and walking around Free State in Bethlehem,” Saintfiet told KickOff.com. There has been contact but nothing concrete. I am still waiting and ready to listen to any offer.”

The former Malawi, Zimbabwe and Namibia boss continues: “I would love to continue coaching in the PSL.

“I enjoyed my job with Free State Stars and believe I did well under the circumstances and we were three points behind Pirates and Wits.

“I would love to stay in South Africa. The League is interesting and I believe still something to add into local football.”

Saintfiet was gracious as he departed, saying he wishes the club all the best.

“I don’t want to comment too much about the issue, but I loved working with the players, the technical team and the medical team,” he told KickOff.com. We had a good game against Polokwane City and created 12 clear-cut chances in the first half, but at the end of the match the result was shocking.” Saintfiet adds: “It was a mutual decision . . . the club was in 11th position and the goal was to be in the top 8. “We were three points behind Wits and Orlando Pirates, who are fighting for the championship, but there was nothing we could do with the result.” — KickOff.

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