It's that nerve-wracking time again for South African football supporters. The FIFA World Cup qualifiers are upon us and the confidence levels have never been lower. The team is limping following failure to qualify for the Afcon 2017 tournament. One gets the feeling that this is Shakes Mashaba's last chance to make the nation proud…
After an emergency SAFA meeting following Bafana Bafana's recent poor performances, it was decided that Shakes Mashaba would stay on as the national team's head coach. This left many supporter displeased as they have grown tired of his tactics, and the echo of calls for his retirement are beginning to ring louder.
"I hope we eat our words in the end and bra Shakes and the boys do us proud, because if he is to fail, it will indeed be a sad day in SA soccer once again. I'm tired of watching these guys with the same old results in the end, with Bafana always depending on other nations to do them a favour by eliminating each other so they could qualify, while we draw and lose our own games. The selection of players leaves much to be desired; the type of football we play is a high school one, and keep in mind that some high schools play way better than Bafana Bafana. I hope this is his last chance to do right and if he fails (I hope he doesn't), he should just step aside peacefully and let someone else take charge, but I also think it would be fair if the management in SAFA would follow suit and step aside along with Mashaba as they have failed us more than all these coaches who have represented us in the last 15 or so years." – Mpho357
Do you think this is Shakes' last chance to shine?