12 Oct 2009

Santana's future more uncertain after latest Safrica loss

6:42 am on 12 October 2009

The future tenure of South Africa's football coach Joel Santana has plunged into further uncertainty as the World Cup hosts lost again and his own players spoke of their frustration at the spiral of continuing defeat.

A 1-0 loss to Norway in Oslo in their latest preparatory match means South Africa have now lost seven of their last eight internationals and show little sign of becoming anything but a minor sideshow at next year's finals.

Santana says the matches are designed for training and it'll be different atthe World Cup but captain Aaron Mokoena says the team is now desperate to turn around its fortunes.

South Africa meet Iceland in Reykjavik tomorrow and have two more matches this year in November at home to Japan and Jamaica.