It is that time of the year again; the Bafana Bafana squad announcement has been made for the upcoming fixture against Mauritania. This event is never without its controversies, and this one is no different.
It must be stated from the start that a national team selection will never please 50-odd million South Africans, and there are certainly those who feel Shakes has selected his strongest and most balanced team for this encounter.
"Fairly good. You have my full support, coach." – Messonaldo
Then there are those who wonder when Vision 2022 is going to be actualised.
"How long are we going to build for?" – jp mopelwa
Many have also raised concerns about the coach overusing certain players, particularly the boys who competed at the Olympics.
"Coetzee, Dolly, Motupa and Mobara will suffer the most during the course of the season due to a punishing schedule from COSAFA Cup, Rio Olympics and missed pre-season for their respective clubs!" – Vanquish
"Please let Dolly rest, this young guy didn't have a pre-season." – Sunny Naturena Makhosi
Then there are those who thinkShakes has lost the plot, with many citing his inclusion of players who are either clubless or do not feature for their overseas clubs as nonsensical decisions.
"I don't think Shakes watches football or follows the football news." – mgudi
"Hai! Why did he include Rantie and Gabuza?" – Brainiq
"Where is Rantie playing? Because he is clubless... come on Shakes, this is unfair." – Soweto-tv
Shakes' latest Bafana squad:
Goalkeepers: Khune, Mabokgwane and Pieterse
Defenders: Mphahlele, Coetzee, Hlatshwayo, Mobara, Hlanti, Langerman, Daniels and Farmer
Midfielders: Furman, Jali, Mekoa, Masango, Morena, Dolly, Modiba, Makola and Kekana
Strikers: Motupa, Gabuza, Vilakazi, Rantie and Nxumalo
What do you make of the latest team selection?