Bafana Bafana

Did Shakes make obscene gesture?

2014-10-16 07:35
Claude le Roy (Supplied)
Claude le Roy (Supplied)
Cape Town - Congo coach Claude Le Roy has accused his Bafana Bafana counterpart Shakes Mashaba of making an obscene gesture towards him involving the lower half of his body.

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According to the Soccer-Laduma website, Le Roy said he would be reporting Mashaba for the incident which he claims happened after Wednesday's night's 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw between the two teams in Polokwane.

During the press conference after the game, Le Roy also said he had a picture of the incident and that he intends to show it to CAF.

“I'm shocked by the behaviour of the coach of Bafana Bafana. At the end of the game he did something that I cannot do in front of the ladies.
“I can tell that it is the first time in my 34/35 years as coach I have never seen that. CAF must get the photo... it is unbelievable."

Mashaba denied doing anything wrong and stated that he had no idea what Le Roy was talking about.

Although not guaranteed yet, Bafana Bafana remained in control of Group A with eight points, consolidating top spot, which they stole from Congo four days prior in Pointe-Noire.

Mashaba and his outfit will need a result from their remaining fixtures against Sudan, at home, and Nigeria, away, with the all-important 10-point mark the next assignment.

South Africa host Sudan in mid-November, before travelling to the ever-tricky Nigeria shortly afterwards.


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