South Africa FA sanctions suspended coach Mashaba

South Africa Coach, Ephraim Mashaba has been charged by the country’s football association (SAFA) and will attend a disciplinary hearing on 1 December.

Mashaba will answer charges of disrespecting SAFA President, Danny Jordaan after having a verbal altercation with SAFA General Secretary, Denis Mumble and also insulting the media.

All incidents came after South Africa’s 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on 12 November.

Mashaba was suspended on 13 November 2016.

He missed last week’s trip to Mozambique where Bafana Bafana played out a 1-1 draw with their neighbours in a friendly international in Maputo.

Attempts to organise a hearing since Mashaba was suspended by the association had been thwarted by the coach’s unavailability.

In terms of South African labour law, charges had to be presented to Mashaba, which he received on Tuesday.

He asked for time to consider them and gather his own evidence before his hearing.

South African media have speculated the hearing will lead to the dismissal of the 66-year-old, who has had two previous spells as Bafana coach.



Aisha JM