Limpopo - Shakes Mashaba has urged Bafana Bafana to surpass all expectations as the outgoing Amajita coach helped guide the Under-20 national squad to the CAF Youth Championships next year.
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According to Soccer Laduma, Mashaba believes that South African football is on the rise and has urged his senior squad to keep the positive vibe going forward.
“I have always said that the fortunes of South African football have totally changed for the better in recent times and it is a good feeling to go into the Bafana Bafana camp with the U20 CAF qualification in the bag,” said the 64-year-old after Amajita won Cameroon 2-1.
“Now it is time to move on and I am asking the senior players to take this positive vibe forward. This is great for the country and football at large.”
“What I would now like to request is for the country to rally around all our national teams because we are bringing that pride back.”
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Mashaba will oversee his first game in charge of Bafana when they take on Sudan in Khartoum on Saturday, September 5 at 19:00.
On Wednesday, September 10 Bafana face African champions Nigeria at the Cape Town Stadium with the kick-off scheduled for 20:00.