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Mashaba named Bafana coach

2014-07-26 13:55
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - South African coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba has been appointed head coach of Bafana Bafana, the South African Football Association (SAFA) have announced on Saturday.

As reported on Sport24, Mashaba was linked to the post after reports emerged slowly emerged his availability for the post.

"As we speak Shakes Mashaba is the senior national team's coach," SAFA president Danny Jordaan told reporters at SAFA House in Nasrec, Soweto.

"We ask for patience from the public and the media. Let us watch Shakes grow into this role."

Mashaba, 63, replaces outgoing boss Gordon Igesund, whose contract, which runs until the end of August, has not been renewed.

The Soweto-born mentor is no stranger on the local scene, having previously held the Bafana position in 2002, before he was appointed head coach of the Swaziland national team four years later.

Saturday's announcement means Mashaba leaves his role as national under-20 and under-23 coach.

Mashaba did not attend the SAFA announcement on Saturday because he was with the South African men's under-20 team on a tour of West Africa.

The team was scheduled to play an international friendly against Mali in Bamako on Saturday.

Bafana Bafana coaches since 1992:

June 1992: Stanley Tshabalala
October 1992: Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba (caretaker coach, one match)
December 1992: Augusto Palacios
March 1994: Clive Barker
January 1998: Jomo Sono (interim)
March 1998: Phillipe Troussier
October 1998: Trott Moloto
October 2000: Carlos Queiroz
March 2002: Jomo Sono
August 2002: Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba
May 2003: Jomo Sono (caretaker coach, one match)
July 2003: Kenneth Kubheka (caretaker, one match)
December 2003: April 'Styles' Phumo
April 2004: Stuart Baxter
December 2005: Ted Dumitru
May 2006: Pitso Mosimane (caretaker coach, seven matches)
February 2007: Carlos Alberto Parreira
May 2008: Joel Santana
October 2009: Carlos Alberto Parreira
July 2010: Pitso Mosimane
June 2012: Steve Komphela (interim, two matches)
June 2012: Gordon Igesund
July 2014: Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba

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