Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba’s job is on the line, as Safa stated they would make a decision after the Afcon qualifiers.
Naturally, Mashaba is taking greater importance in the friendly, which is the Nelson Mandela Challenge. Yes, there’s a trophy on offer, but in recent years the game had lesser significance as it was difficult to get players released.
Nevertheless, Mashaba has fired an early warning to the Pharaohs of Egypt ahead of the two teams meeting on 6 September 2016 at Orlando Stadium.
Bafana Bafana beat Senegal 1-0 last year to win the 2015 Edition of the annual NMC and Mashaba vowed his side will reclaim the title once again.
“This is not a threat. This is one trophy we need to win annually and will strive to retain it again this year,” said Mashaba at a press conference to announce Egypt as this year’s opponents.
The Bafana Bafana v Egypt match kicks off at 19h00 and tickets are being sold for R80.00 all round at all outlets of Computicket, Shoprite and Shoprite Checkers stores countrywide.