Jonty Mark
Football Editor
1 minute read
18 Nov 2014
10:44 am

Bafana’s hall of shame

Jonty Mark

Perhaps, upon reading May Mahlangu's e-mail of withdrawal from Bafana Bafana last week, coach Shakes Mashaba, thought to himself: "I have walked this path before." In his previous stint as Bafana Bafana coach Mashaba had to drop players for "lack of commitment" in 2003 which eventually cost him his job ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia.

Benni McCarthy ©Pic Sydney Mahlangu/Backpagepix

Leading up to the 2004 edition of the continental showpiece, Mashaba had run-ins with the mother body over his stance on refusing to call up overseas-based players, but the Mahlangu issue doesn’t seem to bother him much.

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