New Highlands Park coach came desperately close to becoming the Zambia national team coach but eventually lost out on the job when Zambia president Edgar Lungu opposed his appointment.
Igesund had been one of three applicants competing for the job and was believed to be a strong favourite to get it.
“I went for an interview and they [the Football Association of Zambian] contacted me and told me I was going to be their coach‚” Igesund said.
“They asked me to take myself out of the market.”
But the problem was the Zambian government had to approve Igesund’s salary‚ which they pay.
This process was delayed by presidential elections in the country.
Igesund said eventually Lungu‚ re-elected as Zambia president in September‚ decided not to sign the contract because “he wanted a local coach”
Igesund – Bafana coach from July 2012 until June 2014 – has been appointed on a one-year contract at Highlands‚ with options going forward.