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Shakes loses court bid to block appointment of new Bafana coach

2017-02-21 12:09
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba’s attempt to stop the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) from appointing a new coach has been blocked by the Labour Court.

According to the SowetanLIVE website, the 66-year-old wanted the association not to appoint a new head coach until the verdict of his case with SAFA.

Mashaba filed a case with the Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), arguing that he was unfairly dismissed.

Mashaba was sacked at the end of December last year after the disciplinary committee found him guilty of a public outburst in November.

SAFA spokesperson, Dominic Chimhavi, has revealed that the process of finding Mashaba guilty was transparent.

“We have always maintained that we did everything by the book when he was found guilty on three charges by the internal DC (disciplinary hearing) of SAFA,” Chimhavi said.

“That process was transparent‚ independent and fair on both sides. In fact‚ Mashaba was represented by his lawyers and before the process got under way‚ had requested two postponements because they wanted certain documents from the Association‚ which we provided.”

Bafana are still without a coach despite the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers set to start next month.

SAFA released a statement last week confirming a shortlist of seven candidates, namely Roberto Mancini, Giovanni Trapattoni, Hassan Shehata, Hugo Brooks, Samson Siasia, Lothar Matthaus and Bernd Schuster.

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