Cape Town - According to the Soccer Laduma website, Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba was displeased with being booked into economy class for his recent trip to Egypt to attend the FIFA/CAF Conference for National coaches and Technical Directors.
Mashaba was part of a contingent of South African Football Association (SAFA) officials that were set to represent the FA in Cairo at the end of September, and that the African football governing body (CAF) was responsible for arranging the South African mentor’s travelling preparations.
Furthermore whilst Shakes and his colleagues travelled in economy class, sources revealed that SuperSport United goalkeeper coach Alex Heredia and SAFA Technical Director Fran Hilton-Smith made their trip to the conference in business class as they were invited by FIFA.
Further reports revealed that this did not sit well with the South African mentor who had requested to be upgraded to business class ahead of the trip.
Mashaba is currently in Congo for Bafana's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifer on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 16:30 SA time.
No reports to what class the team - and management - flew to Congo...