Watch : Shakes Mashaba has been suspended

Daniel Chokoe

Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba has been suspended with immediate effect after he disrespected his boss, SAFA president Danny Jordaan, in the full view of the television cameras in Polokwane on Saturday.

Mashaba who admitted that he was a dead man walking showed his discontent with his Boss, whom he accused of not being supportive.

The footage can be be seen below:

 

SAFA CEO Dennis Mumble released a statement to the Safa national executive committee members on Sunday, the Safa CEO said he had to institute disciplinary action against Mashaba after “the unpleasant events” that unfolded after the game.

“Following some unpleasant events after the match of the men’s senior national team (Bafana Bafana) at Peter Mokaba Stadium yesterday, I had to meet with head coach, Ephraim Mashaba today (Sunday) to commence disciplinary steps against him,” Mumble said in the statement.

“As a result of yesterday’s events, I was forced to place the head coach on suspension with immediate effect pending a full disciplinary hearing.

“As has been policy in matters involving staff discipline, we will not respond to media enquiries except for issuing a brief statement to alert the public to the absence of the head coach from the bench for Tuesday’s friendly match against the Mozambican men’s senior national team.

“This is necessary to safeguard the dignity of the head coach and the Association in this process.

“Coach Mashaba has however asked that we convey to the NEC, and the president of the Association, in particular, his sincerest apologies if he has offended anyone and he unreservedly asked for forgiveness for (Saturday’s actions.”

Will we ever see Shakes on Bafana bench? That remains to be seen.

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Bafana Bafana squad has been announced

Football - SAFA - Mens Team Announcement - Cape Town Civic Centre - Cape Town

Shakes Mashaba announced his Bafana Bafana squad for the upcoming friendlies against Swaziland and Nigeria.

Bafana Bafana will face Swaziland in Mbabane in March 25th, before returning to South Africa to play Nigeria on March 29th at Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers:
Jackson Mabokgwane, Itumeleng Khune, Brilliant Khuzwayo.

Defenders:
Anele Ngcongca, Siyabonga Nhlapo, Thabo Matlaba, Thapelo Morena, Erick Mathoho, Rivaldo Coetzee, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Sibusiso Khumalo, Daniel Cardoso.

Midfielders:
Lebogang Phiri, Oupa Manyisa, Andile Jali, Dean Furman, Mandla Masango, Cole Alexander, Thuso Phala, Jabulani Shongwe, Thulani Serero, Ayanda Patosi, Bongani Zungu, Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Strikers:
Tokelo Rantie, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Thabo Mnyamane, Lehlohonolo Majoro, Siphelele Ntshangase.