DRAW GALLORE FOR BAFANA BAFANA
*Caption: Bafana Bafana Coach, Shakes Mashaba, during the Durban Under 19 International Football Tournament in Durban.
Written by: Mfundo Mabaso
Bafana Bafana is still to climb a steep mountain as they are still suffering from a win drought.
The national team ended a friendly match against Ghana on a one all draw on Tuesday evening at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.
Wakasu had given the visiting Black Stars the lead with a well-taken penalty midway through the first half, but the home team came back strongly in the second half and the 1-1 scoreline was probably a true reflection of the encounter.
Ayanda Patosi cancelled out a Wakasu Mubarak spot kick as he made the score even.
Bafana Bafana Coach Shakes Mashaba, during a press conference said, “If you play football you’ve got to prepare. The Ghananians were here on Sunday so they had the opportunity to kick the ball around. We came from the plane, straight to the match but we can hope that those things will be rectified.”
This draw comes after the squad suffered another one all draw last week Saturday during the World Cup Qualifier match against Burkina Faso.
Much criticism on social media has come in the way of the Bafana Bafana’s head coach, Mashaba as supporters are not happy with the way the team is performing.
Bafana Bafana was trending on social media and fans voiced out their opinions on the current situation the national soccer team is facing.
@Biyelabongz tweeted, “Bafana Bafana ka Shakes doesn’t excite me.”
Sipho Zibaya Zenkomo Mgcwaba added, “Shakes does not take us seriously. Mabogoane, Gabuza, and Serero are not playing for their teams and Manyisa is from a long-term injury and clearly not fully fit, yet this coach calls them to represent the country! Mxm.”
The South African Football Association (SAFA) has not yet said anything about Mashaba’s fate as the head coach of the national squad.