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'Cheap' tag angers Mashaba

2014-09-02 12:01
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Shakes Mashaba is annoyed by suggestions SAFA went for the “cheaper” option by appointing the 64-year-old.

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According to KickOff, Mashaba finally broke his silence about suggestions in the media surrounding his appointment.

“Two days after my appointment, there was so much horrible (things written). This one really made me feel insulted, that I was the cheapest coach,” said Mashaba.

Mashaba says that of all things that was said about him in the newspapers the idea that SAFA appointed him because he came at a cheaper price angered the outgoing Amajita coach.

“This one I couldn’t leave it,” continued Mashaba.

“The cheapest coach when I’m the longest serving coach in football, club level or national. I’m the longest serving coach and people haven’t realised that this is what this man is doing.”

Mashaba, who already held the Bafana coach post on two previous occasions previously, said that people need to come up with solutions when criticising.

The coach added that people in South Africa should rejoice instead of criticise after the rise in football since the takeover of Danny Jordaan and the new executives at SAFA.

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Bafana will take on Sudan in Khartoum on Friday, September 5 at 19:00 SA time, before hosting Nigeria on Wednesday, September 10 (20:00) at the Cape Town Stadium in their first two 2015 AFCON qualifiers.

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