Bafana Bafana

Shakes: Don't expect major changes

2014-09-11 10:05
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Despite a cry from the fans for goals, national team coach Shakes Mashaba will not overhaul his side ahead of next month's 2015 AFCON qualifiers.

In the wake of a goalless draw against Nigeria, Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has vowed to stick with the majority of the players that served the national team against Sudan and Nigeria.

“We would like to keep the faith in these guys." said Mashaba.

A month to go before the next round of qualifiers, which sees Bafana travel to Brazzaville to face the table-topping Congo before hosting the return leg on October 15, Mashaba said he would consider re-jigging his team, but warned against several changes, labeling a lack of continuity the biggest hurdle to overcome.

"We don’t want to demoralise their spirit. But every player that can play qualifies to be in the team."

“If they’re doing well, why change it? If it's not broken, why fix it?" asked the national team coach.

"The bulk of them have proven that they belong to this team."

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