Bafana Bafana

Le Roy 'shocked' by Shakes

2014-10-16 09:15
Claude Le Roy (Supplied)
Claude Le Roy (Supplied)
Cape Town - Congo coach Claude Le Roy says he was "shocked" by an alleged obscene gesture made by South Africa counterpart Shakes Mashaba following Wednesday's goalless draw in Polokwane.

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The pair had already traded verbal blows prior to this week's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, with Mashaba previously mocking the Red Devils for a lack of a cutting edge following Bafana Bafana's 2-0 win in Congo last week, while Le Roy responded by suggesting the SA boss should learn some humility.

And, Le Roy has now claimed Mashaba took things too far at the Peter Mokaba Stadium this week, with initial reports suggesting the Bafana boss had looked across to the Congolese technical area after the full-time whistle before grabbing his crotch.

"I'm shocked by the behaviour of the coach of Bafana Bafana," Le Roy said. "At the end of the game he did something that I cannot do in front of the ladies [in the press conference].

“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, though, played coy when asked about the incident, saying only: "I know nothing about that."


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