Local News 6.9.2016 01:37 pm

Mashaba unruffled by sacking reports

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba remains unshaken by reports that he could lose his job after failing to qualify South Africa for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Bafana ended their qualifying campaign with a 1-1 draw with Mauritania at on Friday night.

Following Bafana’s failure to qualify for next year’s Afcon in Gabon, reports that Mashaba could be without a job started doing the rounds.

Mashaba has dismissed these reports, saying he is confident he will keep his job.

“I know nothing about that… until somebody comes and tells me that this is what’s happening,” he was quoted as saying by the Sowetan.

“If there is something that somebody wants to tell me, then he has to come to me. Criticism is always there.

“You get criticised even when you are eating. People will tell you that you are eating too much, so we have learnt to live with that.

“When we took over, we qualified for [2015] Africa Cup of Nations. It was unexpected, but we were unaware from our side that we are raising pressure from people. Now everybody thought we are world beaters.”

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