Vera Pauw leaves as coach of South African football


Vera Pauw leaves as coach of South African football

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Vera Pauw has her departure was announced as coach of the South African football.

The former player and coach of the national team of the Netherlands waved since march 2014 the scepter ‘Banyana Banyana’.

Last month was Peacock with South Africa in the group stage off in the olympic football tournament in Rio de Janeiro. Directly after it she informed her players of her departure.

“The reason is that I go back to my husband wanted,” explains Peacock against the NIS. “I have two and a half years separated lived. We didn’t want more.”

“With the team we have is far above the expectations performed. We have from all over the world praise about our game. Unfortunately, we could the many opportunities that we created, not in goals to convert. But my decision had nothing to do with the results, it was a privébeslissing.”


The Play was South Africa grouped in a tough pool with the later finalist, Sweden, China and Brazil. Only against the host country was a tip packed: 0-0. Pauw failed to comply with ‘Banyana Banyana’ for the world cup.

Between 2004 and 2010 was 89-fold international working as a coach of the Oranjevrouwen. In addition, she was also responsible for the national teams of Scotland (1998-2004) and Russia (2011).

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