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SAFA South Africa sacks coach Ephraim Mashaba for misconduct

South Africa's FA (Safa) has sacked coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba for "gross misconduct".

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South Africa coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has been fired for insulting top football officials last month, the national association said.

A disciplinary committee found Mashaba guilty of several offences following his public outburst aimed at the association president Danny Jordaan and guests directly after the 2-1 victory over Senegal on 12 November.

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Mashaba, who has had several scrapes with the South African Football Association (SAFA) officials during four stints in charge of the side, was reportedly unhappy at what he perceived was a lack of support from his superiors.

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“Due to the seriousness of the coach’s actions, we had to release our head coach with immediate effect,” the SAFA chief executive, Dennis Mumble, said in a statement on Thursday.

“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.”

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The coach was suspended after Bafana beat Senegal 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Polokwane last month.

Mashaba confronted SAFA officials including President Danny Jordaan, ahead of his post-match TV interview and accused them of not giving him enough support.


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