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Mashaba slams reporters over Bafana captaincy

2015-09-17 11:45
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has been rotating the national team captain’s armband since taking over the country’s football hot seat back in July last year.

One of the contributing factors back then were believed to be the unavailability of ‘former’ regular skipper and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune due to injuries.

However the Kaizer Chiefs shot stopper has been leading the national team in their last four matches since returning from injury and being brought back into the Bafana Bafana fold.

When asked by Sport24 in an exclusive interview, if Khune is Bafana’s permanent skipper, Mashaba said that he is still sticking to his rotation policy.

The 65-year-old mentor has however hinted that he is fed up with the journalists questioning him about the permanent captaincy in the national team.

“No not again, I don’t like having conversation like this with you guys (journalists),” Mashaba stressed.

“I am tired of this topic to be honest with you, what did I say about this issue when I started this job?

“I said that I will be rotating the captains’ armband and that’s exactly what I have been doing ever since.

“Have I ever gone public to announce that I’m changing my rotation policy? No I haven’t.

“I am still sticking to the rotating policy even today; I never said Itumeleng Khune is a permanent captain.

Mashaba also said that journalists must stop calling him if they have queries in the future, and they should instead contact the SAFA spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi or Bafana Bafana media officer Matlhomola Morake.

“The problem with you guys is that you love talking about the same thing time and again," said Mashaba.

“What exactly do you want from me? I mean just tell me, what is it that you want?

“Next time you have queries please don’t contact me again; instead you must speak to Dominic (Chimhavi) or Matlhomola (Morake).”

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