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COSAFA must raise the standard says Mashaba

2016-06-28 21:30
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Windhoek - Fresh from lifting the 2016 edition of the COSAFA Cup, Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba remained critical of the Southern Hemisphere football administration.

The 65-year-old tactician says that there has been no consistency in the regional competition as the standards kept going up and down in the past two decades.

Bafana defeated Botswana 3-2 in the final of the tournament, in an entertaining clash played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, thanks to a Thabiso Kutumela strike and a brace from Gift Motupa.

Mashaba admits that something needs to be done in order to make the COSAFA tournament more valuable so that all teams from the Southern region must be respected in the continent going forward.

“I would like to say to COSAFA, this is one tournament we need to work hard on to improve football in our region,” Mashaba stressed.

“It’s our 20th anniversary in this competition but the standards keep going up and down with no consistency.

“We need to do something to change that and make it more valuable to the rest of the continent.

“But otherwise congratulations to all the participants, they really showed their capabilities and I’m glad we kept the cup in the Southern hemisphere.”

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