Cape Town – South Africa's coach Shakes Mashaba maintained his stance that Bafana Bafana will rotate the captaincy which is part of SAFA’s plan.
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According to KickOff, Mashaba handed Andile Jali the chance to wear the captains armband against Mali and lead the national side to a 3-0 victory in Gabon.
"I have said it before that we want to make leaders in this team and I know it surprised a lot of people when we gave it to Jali, next time there will be a surprise again," Mashaba said.
"This is in line with the SAFA 'Technical Master Plan' where we are developing role models and leaders.
“And if you look at Jali against Mali he was a different player, he knew his responsibilities because of the armband, he knows that if he doesn’t do well he would have killed his teammates and nobody will have confidence in him."
Bafana Bafana's Group C AFCON fixtures:
January 19 - South Africa v Algeria, Estadio de Mongomo, 21:00
January 23 - Senegal v South Africa, Estadio de Mongomo, 21: 00
January 27 - Ghana v South Africa, Estadio de Mongomo, 20:00.