Phakaaathi Reporter
1 minute read
10 Nov 2017
4:21 pm

Mashaba questions how Bafana got into desperate situation

Phakaaathi Reporter

Former Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says South Africa's fate regarding the 2018 World Cup rests in the hands of the players selected to play against Senegal tonight.

Shakes Mashaba, Pic: Muzi Ntombela/Backpagepix

“It’s a matter of courage, the players need to have the heart to win these two games. I believe they (Senegal) are beatable but the question is are the players up for it?

“It’s going to be very tough because they told us after the last game that they will want to prove that they are on top of us,” Mashaba told Sowetan.

Mashaba says the coaches have been blamed unfairly for the national team’s failures.

“There are people who have been running our football for more 20 years and they have achieved nothing because they always make coaches the scapegoat.

“We need to take a hard look at ourselves and honestly ask ourselves where we are going. It’s important that we seriously plan for the future. A nation without a vision will perish,” Mashaba said.