Bafana Bafana

Shakes ready to coach again

2017-09-06 22:07
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba claims he is open to returning to management and has made himself available for international teams or within the domestic scene.

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The much maligned Mashaba, who's known for his excellent track record in youth development, has been without a job since his controversial sacking as the national team coach.

Despite his vast experience within various youth levels of South Africa's national side's and two stints as the senior mentor - the former Swaziland boss claimed he was done with football - following his previous dismissal.

However, with the 67-year-old having only managed a short stint with Black Leopards in the South African top-flight during the modern era, Shakes admits his recent involvement with the Nedbank Cup Ke Yona team has reawakened his passion for management.

"Well let me start off by saying I was dead," he said as reported via KickOff website.

"Football was out of my blood after what happened to me. It was out but thankfully Nedbank came to me and said 'no come back, this is in your blood and we know you like it'.

"I am waiting for anybody, out of the country as well I will definitely take it."

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