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Ex-South Africa boss hired by Adu's team in Brazil

Updated: April 8, 2013, 4:42 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- The Brazilian club that recently signed American midfielder Freddy Adu has hired former South African national team coach Joel Santana.

Bahia hired Santana on Monday, three days after the club confirmed its agreement with Adu. Bahia lost 5-1 to Vitoria in its opener at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, a result that led to the dismissal of coach Jorginho.

The 64-year-old Santana has been without a job since leaving Flamengo in July 2012. It will be the third time he coaches ...

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