Ephraim Mashaba South Africa sack coach for misconduct

Safa found Mashaba guilty of misconduct and gross insubordination and violating its communications policy.

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Ephraim Mashaba play Ephraim Mashaba has been sacked as coach of the Bafana Bafana (Omnisports )
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The South Africa Football Association (Safa) have sacked national football team coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba for misconduct.

Safa found Mashaba guilty of misconduct and gross insubordination and violating its communications policy.

The coach who was suspended in November was also accused of disrespecting Safa president Danny Jordaan, having a verbal altercation with the association’s general secretary Dennis Mumble and also insulting the media.

Ephraim Mashaba play Ephraim Mashaba was found guilty of misconduct by Safa (Filed)

 

It is regrettable that we had to face the events of the past month at a time when the National Team is experiencing a resurgence in its quest to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup,” said Mumble.

Due to the seriousness of the Coach’s actions, we had to release our Head Coach with immediate effect.

“We shall immediately institute a search for a new Head Coach familiar with African football competition who will be expected to continue the quest to qualify for the world’s apex football competition.

Mashaba won 11 of the 26 matches as coach of the Bafana Bafana; he oversaw 12 draws and three losses.

This is the second time he has been fired as boss of the Bafana Bafana as he was sacked on the eve of the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations.

Interestingly, he was also suspended before his 2004 sack.

Danny Jordaan, Chief Executive of the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup Local Organising Committee addresses a media conference in Cape Town ahead of the final draw for next year's showpiece event, December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings play The Danny Jordaan led Safa will look to make a new appoint as soon as possible

 

His last game was South Africa's 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Saturday, November 12.

That result left Bafana Bafana second Group D on four points behind Burkina Faso on goal difference.

South Africa did not qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations holding next year in Gabon.

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