In a bizarre turn of events SAFA have suspended Bafana Bafana Head Coach Shakes Mashaba. Nothing official has come out yet regarding the details, all we know is that the incident has been described by SAFA as “regrettable.” There are two parties at play here, SAFA and Mashaba, the supporters are voicing which corner they stand in.
What is known is that there was some sort of an outburst from Coach Shakes Mashaba following the game as reporters tried to secure him for the post-match interviews. He appeared to be incensed by something. The supporters discuss the matter.
“We might not have all the details but Mashaba vented his anger in the wrong way, you don’t do that in front of everyone on national TV, yes you won lucky escape. The reputation of SAFA is at stake. SAFA is not a spaza shop also there is a code of good ethics in any business fraternity. Mashaba should have used the right platform to do that.” - shadae
“This is absurd, let the old man do his job, this will disrupt our world cup qualifiers progress.” - amuluks
“Hehehehe lol he’s now suspended ja ne! His days are numbered they don’t need him anymore remember world cup qualifying games will take place next year August so thy have time to get a new coach for bafunny bafunny.” - Nhlpato
“Those who feel shame about this clueless cheap coach they must follow him we cannot support a coach who change a national team to be a national donkey’s no he think Bafana is his spaza shop he must be fired.” – fisto vs zebraeditor
“After wonderful job on a last weekend its bra shakes deserve a chance.” – 1990apiwe
“Mr Shakes sometimes had to deal with things professionally and not allow emotions to drive him. The hot seat of Bafana coach is hard to handle and changes take to bring winning mentality. This suspension is not good news for our national team.” - Lebstikano
“lol I think he was suspended because he didn’t use Lars and Patosi.. Maybe because he doesn’t have a good relationship with some of overseas players such as Mokotjo and Erasmus.” - mkhacane
Is Mashaba too emotional in his dealings? Should SAFA’s main priority be stability in these crucial times of World Cup qualifying?