Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba's daughter, Nonhlanhla, has slammed the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) for sacking her father.
Mashaba was released from his post after being found guilty of insulting SAFA president Danny Jordaan following a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
In a Facebook post, Nonhlanhla, went on to say she is waiting for the day SAFA 'honour one of the soccer giants of our beloved country' after Mashaba was sacked on Thursday following lengthy disciplinary hearing.
"I still wait for the day when the South African Football Association will honour one of the soccer giants of our beloved country," she said in a post.
"You are the ONLY legend who was a coach of a team while being captain of the team at the very same time (during his time with Orlando Pirates) and went on to win a Cup Final in your hay days!!! [sic]. You are the longest serving coach at SAFA with the best and unbeaten record!!! And you have done exceptionally well with the junior national teams!!! And you have pushed development in this country.
"You are the first coach to win the Cosafa Cup three times and the first coach to beat Brasil!!! (SA U23s at the 2000 Olympics). The list goes on!!! You contributed SO MUCH to this Association and the country and yet SAFA doesn’t even have a picture of you on their museum wall.
"And now they fire you for a tantrum you threw that even the Maurinio’s (Mourinho) throw."
Meanwhile, Bafana Bafana have made no progress in the last FIFA world rankings released for 2016.
South Africa remain 60th in the world while ending the year in 12th place in Africa.
Confirmed Bafana Bafana 2017 fixtures:
AFCON 2019 qualifier (March 24-26) - opponents TBC
International friendly on March 28 - opponents TBC
Cape Verde v South Africa - August 28
South Africa v Cape Verde - September 2
South Africa v Burkina Faso - October 2
Senegal v South Africa - November 6