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Santana arrives in South Africa

South Africa's Brazilian coach Joel Santana
Joel Santana has arrived to start work with South Africa

The new coach of 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa, Joel Santana, has arrived in the country.

The 59-year-old Brazilian did not talk to the press on his arrival on Sunday.

Santana will watch a local match on Sunday according to Raymond Hack, the chief executive of the South Africa Football Association (Safa).

"He has expressed the interest to start straight away, by getting a look and feel of the place and the culture and the teams," Hack said.

Santana will be introduced to the media at a news conference Monday and then two days later he will announce his first squad for the 2010 World Cup qualifier Nigeria on 1 June.

Santana replaced Carlos Alberto Parreira, who resigned last month to be with his ill wife and family.

see also
Parreira quits as SA coach
20 Apr 08 |  African
Bafana bounce back for Parreira
26 Mar 08 |  African

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