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Igesund admitted to hospital

Bafana

Johannesburg – Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has been admitted to a Johannesburg hospital, the South African Football Association (Safa) have confirmed.

"Initial tests showed that the Bafana coach might be suffering from appendicitis," Safa said in a statement on Wednesday.

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SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 16, Gordon Igesund during the South African National soccer team training session at Orlando Stadium on January 16, 2013 in Soweto, South Africa Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

Dr Ephraim Nematswerani, who was attending to Igesund, believed the national coach might have appendicitis.

"Thorough and further investigations are being carried out to confirm the diagnosis," Nematswerani said.

"We are, however, confident that he will be back on his feet soon. It is nothing too serious."

Igesund was appointed as Bafana coach in June last year, and guided hosts South Africa to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations this month.

The 56-year-old mentor is the only coach to lead four different Premier Soccer League clubs - Manning Rangers, Orlando Pirates, Santos and Mamelodi Sundowns - to the Premiership title. – Sapa

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