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Mahlangu's Bafana days done?

2014-11-11 14:06
May Mahlangu (Gallo)

Cape Town - May Mahlangu looks set to be exiled from the national squad under Shakes Mashaba following his late withdrawal from the team to face Sudan and Nigeria.  

Mahlangu wrote a letter to the coach citing fatigue “after playing too many matches,” a statement that riled Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba according to

“This is not acceptable for a player to talk about fatigue when they have to represent their national team.

"It’s just that I no longer get angry these days, because I think I must also afford myself a smile.

"We will just follow this matter up and get to the bottom of it, I can only hope people will understand when these players are not called again in the national team,” said Mashaba.

“When I took up this position, I spoke a lot about patriotism which for me is paramount. If tomorrow the player is not considered and the media asks why, here is the reason.

“One will ask, what about the players who have been sacrifing their time to be in the team?

But then again the country has a lot of talent to get disappointed about one player.

"The only thing I want to see is when a player comes out clear and says I am not available, and we know what we have to do.”

Meanwhile, with the exception of Mahlangu and Vilakazi, all the players are in camp following the arrival of Thulani Serero and Anele Ngcongca from Holland and Belgium respectively.

Serero is being monitored by the medical team as he has a muscle strain.

The Ajax Amsterdam midfielder managed to finish a full session in the morning at People’s Park.


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