Johannesburg - Ephraim
"Shakes" Mashaba’s attorney, Claudio Bollo, said his client fought "the good fight" and
ultimately got what was due to him.
coach had to fight really hard for what he believed he was entitled to. He stuck to his guns and ultimately we
managed to get the two parties to agree,” Bollo said.
said Mashaba’s camp is happy with the settlement they reached with the South
African Football Association (SAFA) on Friday after a lengthy
approached the CCMA in February following his suspension in December last year which
later resulted in his dismissal.
He was found guilty of
gross misconduct, insubordination and bringing SAFA into disrepute thanks to the
comments he made in a post-match conference after Bafana Bafana’s game against
Senegal in December 2016.
the coach wanted to be re-instated to his position, but the cause changed, with a new coach having been appointed.
Bollo said they had acted in the interest of the country by re-adjusting
was not a matter of abandoning the efforts to get the coach back to his former
position. As time goes by, things change and it’s always advisable to go for
what will be in the interest of everybody. You can’t be strict to only one settlement even when there is a need to
consider other alternatives,” said Bollo.
figure of the settlement was not disclosed, but it is believed to be more than
the R1.5 million which SAFA offered last month.
Mashaba had demanded a R2 million payout.