It’s getting too hot for Mashaba

2016-04-06 06:00


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THERE is a saying: “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

And if the kitchen is not the only room that is hot, then I guess you should get out of the house.

Personally I have nothing against our South African football senior team Z Bafana Bafana Z coach, Shakes Mashaba.

Arguably, I believe no-one in South African football can match his curriculum vitae. But I think he is now running out of ideas because of his age and he should resign as soon as yesterday.

Believe me: I have nothing against the old man. I am just in business and right now I am talking in a capacity as a shareholder of the South African Football Association (Safa), along with 52 million people of South Africa.

It is so unfortunate to listen to Mashaba.

I am calling it an unfortunate thing because we have wasted our time in listening to him blaming everybody but himself.

He went to a pre-match interview and promised the public a victory. But when he failed to deliver, he became arrogant.

He looked around and accused people of plotting against him.

Instead of winning the games, he went on and won post-match interviews like Steve Komphela, the Kaizer Chiefs coach.

He kept on bullying the process and became emotional.

He talked about his family and how it affected them when something was written about him.

What? These things do not affect your family. It affects 52 million people of this country.

Come on Sir, I am not surprised that you were crying when a journalist asked you after you recent appointment that Safa hired you because you were the only cheap coach among the shortlisted ones.

You have made us the laughing stock of Africa and you want to play a victim.

What irritated me the most was when he accused a journalist of asking questions that he claimed were prepared and came from somewhere else, while he was the one who prepared the answers.

Someone needs to tell Mashaba that journalists ask questions which in most cases were asked by taxi drivers, people in the offices and on the street.

Shakes has run out of ideas and instead of admitting it, he plays a victim.

I guess the kitchen is too hot for Mashaba. Safa should open the door for him to leave, or else they should suspend this Bafana Bafana team from playing official games until they get a good team that can compete against the best.

Or else they should sell the team to the Guptas.

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