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Jan28Sport2

Shakes berates his detractors

In his assessment of Bafana Bafana’s display at the Africa Cup of Nations, midfielder Andile Jali seemed to contradict national team coach Shakes Mashaba.

South Africa's forward Tokelo Rantie eyes the ball during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group C football match between Algeria and South Africa in Mongomo

SA’s chance to ride high once again

Senegal, a team with impressive credentials and a strike force as lethal as the lions they are named after, stand between Bafana Bafana and glory tonight.

Jan14Sport2

Bafana on track for Afcon test

The opening 20 minutes are still an Achilles heel for Bafana Bafana. But their recovery to claw their way back into a game remains their biggest strength ahead of this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Jan12Sport2

Gcaba’s fired up for Afcon

Now that he is over his shock Bafana Bafana call-up, Ayanda Gcaba believes the valuable experience he gained from the Caf Champions League with Orlando Pirates

KEEPING FOCUS: Bafana Bafana fans will be hoping striker Bongani Ndulula nets plently of goals during the upcoming African Cup of NAtions tournament in Morocco next month Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Serero out of Bafana squad

Thulani Serero was the shock omission of Shakes Mashaba’s Bafana Bafana squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, commitment issues having apparently resulted in the exclusion of the Ajax Amsterdam midfielder.

Rivaldo Coetzee during the South African national soccer team training session at Peoples Park

A win is all Bafana plan for

HOW things have changed for Bafana Bafana. They’ve gained some respect on the continent and that was evident yesterday when some of the Nigerians greeted the visiting players with a little fear in their voices.

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Ref may be key to outcome

SHAKES Mashaba has made an already tricky trip to Nigeria tougher by suggesting that poor officiating tomorrow  evening could cost Bafana Bafana their unbeaten record in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)  qualifying campaign.

Shakes Mashaba during the South African national soccer team training session at Moses Mabhida Stadium

Mashaba coy on captaincy

AS A player, former defender and Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba could hardly be described as an artful dodger with the ball at his feet.

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