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Shakes On His Bafana Future: I Don't Read Newspapers

Shakes Mashaba Knows Nothing About Being Fired

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 06, 2016 04:10 PM

Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba has batted away talk of a possible exit from the national team ahead of tonight's clash with Egypt in Johannesburg.

 
South Africa face the Pharaohs at Orlando Stadium this evening as they look to become the first Bafana side to win three back-to-back Nelson Mandela Challenges in over a decade, but there has been speculation that it could be Mashaba's last game with the team.

Bafana endured a poor Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, which saw them win just one of their six matches, while they managed just one goal at home over three games.

Discussing his critics, the 66-year-old said: "Criticism is something that is always there. You are being criticised even when you are eating. People will tell you that you eat too much. So we have accepted that and have learned to live with that. Most unfortunately, you don't get exactly what people want to tell you about with this criticism. They will say the team didn't play well but you never get any elaboration about all those things.

"I once mentioned last time if this opposition could come and play us at the training session, I don't doubt we can beat them because everybody is flying, everybody is playing good but when we get to the game, it is a different story because we are playing against a team that has plans as well. They didn't just come there as sheep to slaughter."

When asked about his future as head coach of Bafana, Mashaba replied: "I don't read newspapers so I know nothing about that until somebody comes and tells me that this is what is happening.

"I don't read newspapers and with that I am not joking. I am serious. If there is something that somebody wants to tell me, then they have to come to me. If there is somebody who wanted to tell me something, then they would have come to me."

There have been suggestions that tonight's game could be Mashaba's last with Bafana, although only time will tell as to whether that is the case or not.

 

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Jujubhaka Joined: 19 Jun 2013
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Jujubhaka Sep 17, 2016 05:08 PM
"A good leader reads"
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siya k Sep 10, 2016 09:59 PM
dts why he doesnt knw abt ada s.african plyrs plyng abrd
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ta mnini Sep 07, 2016 01:35 PM
loool 3 month back he was confesing 2 robrt marawa n said media people write this n that about him where dd he get that if he is not reading news papers ubuxoki madala
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0717003940 Sep 07, 2016 09:53 AM
Last year he(mashava) said he even read the newspaper of Afrikans
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Khosi 4 Mjadu Sep 07, 2016 08:41 AM
Becoz you don't know how to read newspaper..madala!
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Mpho Poster Sep 07, 2016 06:37 AM
Lies. He think newspaper ppl wil stop reporting bad about him kkkkkkkkkkk. Acting like a pre school boy
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YellowKumkani....aaahh-Mhlekazi Sep 07, 2016 06:29 AM
I think shakes is referring more 2 kaizer chiefs people...amakhosi lyk 2 criticise almost everything.. Tough luck shakes boss u only have urself 2 blame...itu khune,parker,mathoho nd shabba all have cost u ur job nd I do hope by now u know not all that glitters is gold...gudluck
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A-Z,bucksmaye Sep 07, 2016 12:02 AM
That's wat all coaches say when they are in deep hit,papers is wat they don't read...also it's amazing n shocking + a shame to a national coach to say that bcz the media is a platform 4u to c our players abroad.e.g phiri,sigh n Zungu etc.hence that squad of urs is full of self-centered players
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O_TH KHOSI Sep 06, 2016 11:16 PM
The end has come for Mashaba. “I was optimistic for about an hour and then after that I was hoping. Then after that I was suffering.”
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O_TH KHOSI Sep 06, 2016 11:07 PM
If he doesn't read newspapers where did he see them media people calling him arrogant? Gotcha Mr Mashaba. Go and coach Moroka Swallows.
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Pholish Moyana Sep 06, 2016 08:37 PM
Back to U23 shabba's
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PapaJOY Sep 06, 2016 07:04 PM
Stupid mashaba even a small boy can c dat wavaya wena bari snay flopo olephans,
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PapaJOY Sep 06, 2016 07:03 PM
Stupid mashaba even a small boy can c dat wavaya wena bari snay flopo olephans,
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gomez62 Sep 06, 2016 06:56 PM
You failed that's it. No comment. I hope u gonna find job to NFD and sign Gabuza.
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So-Mathabo-KBY Sep 06, 2016 06:26 PM
K Shakes I'll tel u mina "ur left wit jst hours s a bafana coach" wen u leave 2moro plz take ur Gabuza wit u...hope u hv already sent ur CV 2 Magesi Fc or Powerlines Fc den u cn sign Gabuza once ur da
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Kkoketso807 Sep 06, 2016 06:16 PM
Resign old man ur time is up and u have failed
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lela18 Sep 06, 2016 06:08 PM
Shakes, Shakea Shakes...its ur job to outsmart them and pick right on-form players, you know you pickin a bench warmer, how do you expect him to be match fit, am pretty sure all players trains week in week out durin de season its ur job to understand what they xan give u on the matchday and wat they cant...that job is called coachin
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Castro- Billiat-Dolly Sep 06, 2016 06:06 PM
Dear Mr Mashaba remember SAFA hired you cos amongst other coaches who went for an interview you was a most cheapest one, it's there for everyone to see what the cheapest coach could do, bye Mr mashaba, anyway you won't be short of a job cos Steve khomphela might be relieved from his post soon and Bobby will turn his eye on you,you can come with your arrogance and load of national team experience to psychology fc
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machithazonke Sep 06, 2016 06:05 PM
his (Cowshaba) future is uncertain, it can end in few hours from now
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hulisani Sep 06, 2016 06:04 PM
ppl cn criticize u evn f u r eatin n de wil say u eat 2much...lol dead

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