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What Will Shakes Philosophy Be?

This is a question on the minds of many South African football fans. Basically, football philosophies reflect the standard you set for yourself and your team and are the foundation of your coaching values and beliefs.

Taking a coaching job without a philosophy is like finding a corner in a circle or traveling the entire length and breadth of South Africa without a road map.

It is evident that philosophy is key… look at how new Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has transformed Manchester United’s way of thinking on the pitch.

“Running is for animals. You need a brain and a ball for football”, LVG once stated.

Similarly with Pep Guardiola, when in charge of Barcelona, Spain dominated world football for six consecutive years.

Recently, he has moved to Germany where he is doing the same with Bayern Munich, hence the Germans winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Germans are no longer relying the ball tactics they used to ploy.

The issue of short players also comes into play here. We as South Africans have been made to look down on our players for being short in size, but if you look at the nation of Chile, it is hard to find a tall player.

One truly starts to see that size is not something we as South Africans should be concerned about.

My question is, can a philosophy win games? And if that is true, what will be Shakes Mashaba’s philosophy for Bafana Bafana? 


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