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SAFA plan to 'revive' SA style

2010-07-20 11:57
Johannesburg - SAFA have confirmed that Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba will assist Bafana Bafana head coach Pitso Mosimane in addition to his U-23 duties.

The move forms part of a larger reshuffle, as the body aims to standardise coaching in the national set-up.

"The lack of a unique South African style of play has been a cause for concern for many people. They have always wanted to see uniformity," SAFA committee convenor Fanyana Sibanyoni said on the Sowetan website.

"Following the appointment of Pitso, we have decided that all national coaches must work together. We need to have one programme that they will follow.

"That is why we are recommending that Majimbos (Under-17) coach Solly Luvhengo will be a technical staff member of Amajita's (Under-20) coach, Khabo Zondo. Zondo will in turn serve as a technical staff member of the Under-23 national side.

"We will also have the Under-23 coach, Bra Shakes (Mashaba), working with Pitso Mosimane at Bafana Bafana level as one of the assistant coaches.

"All our national teams will be doing things the same way. That will make progression very smooth. For example, it will help a player from Amajita when he is selected for Bafana Bafana.

"That Amajita player must be familiar with the set-up at Bafana Bafana. This will be the same for those at Majimbos, Amajita and the Under-23s.

"Right now when a player from Majimbos is selected by the Under-23s, he is exposed to a new environment. It's as if he is with another team in a foreign country," Sibanyoni explained.

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