Bafana Bafana

Fans predict Bafana gloom

2014-08-27 14:40
Banyana Banyana technical advisor, Shakes Mashaba (File)
Cape Town - With qualification for the 2015 AFCON starting in just 10 days time, Sport24's readers do not fancy Shakes Mashaba's chances of leading Bafana Bafana to the African showpiece in Morocco next year.

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Mashaba picked a youthful Bafana Bafana squad to for the nation's opening two 2015 AFCON qualifiers, but appears not to have the backing of Sport24's readers.

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In a poll conducted on Sport24, readers were asked: "Will Shakes Mashaba ensure Bafana Bafana qualify for AFCON 2015?"

Over 1 000 readers (36% of the votes cast) chose the ominous option "No chance, Bafana Bafana are doomed for failure".

Just over 850 readers (30%) preferred to sit on the fence on the topic by selecting the "Maybe, he's got a 50-50 chance of ensuring qualification" option. 

Shakes Mashaba's Bafana team received the backing of almost 950 readers (34%), who displayed some optimism in the national side by opting to throw their weight behind the "Yes, he will get the team there with ease" option.

South Africa face Group A opponent Sudan (ranked 36th in Africa) on Friday, September 5 in Khartoum and then return home to face Nigeria (ranked No 1 in Africa) in Cape Town on Wednesday, September 10.

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