Cape Town - With Bafana Bafana's AFCON 2017 qualifying campaign in tatters, coach Shakes Mashaba was asked to discuss his job security following his side's 0-0 draw against Cameroon in Durban on Tuesday.
That result has left Bafana winless after four qualifiers, and Mashaba was asked if he felt safe in his job as Bafana coach now that qualification for next year's showpiece in Gabon seems highly unlikely.
"That’s a very silly question," Mashaba said.
"I’ve never come to SABC and asked (about) your contract and your job security. I respect that."
Mashaba continued, questioning the effect that his naysayers were having on his family.
"I’m a human being. I’ve got blood, I’ve got family, I’ve got kids, I’ve got grandkids," said the coach.
"Imagine when they listen to the nonsense like that ... #ShakesMustFall ... and my grandkids read about those things and say 'what’s wrong with our grandfather?'"
Bafana are next in action when they take on Gambia, expected to be on Saturday, June 4 at a venue yet to be confirmed.