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Ekurhuleni mayor congratulates newly appointed Bafana coach

Words of encouragement.

The executive mayor of Ekurhuleni, Clr Mondli Gungubele, has congratulated new Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba on his appointment.

“Shakes knows a lot about local football; he was one of our great players and has coached from the day he quit playing,” Gungubele said.

“As a coach he has been successful at various levels of the game.

“He boasts of a wealth of experience in both junior and professional football. That he is South African is just a cherry on top.”

The mayor said now that the weeks of speculation around the national coach are over, South Africans need to rally behind the coach and Bafana Bafana in order to ensure success and bring back the glory days.

“Shakes was once at the helm of Bafana,” he added.

“If there is a man who understands the pressure that goes with the job it has to be him. Now that he is getting a second bite we need to support him.

“We know it is not going to be easy, but with hard work, dedication and support from the nation, nothing is impossible.

“We cannot afford to be so below in the FIFA world and African rankings; we are former African champions and the whole of Africa knows what we are capable of; what we need now is to focus on regaining our glory as a soccer powerhouse.”

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