'I was forced to place the coach on suspension with immediate effect pending a hearing' BELEAGUERED Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has been told by his employers to step down from his job after he disrespected his boss, Safa president Danny Jordaan, in the full glare of television cameras in Polokwane on Saturday.Mashaba‘s assistant, Owen da Gama, will be in charge when Bafana face Mozambique in a friendly at the Estadio do Zimpeto in Maputo tomorrow.Mashaba, often accused of lacking tact, wagged an admonishing finger at Jordaan on camera after Bafana beat Senegal 2-1 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday.Mashaba said Jordaan had not supported him during trying times over the past few months.Jordaan and Safa CEO Dennis Mumble were astonished by the attack and show of disrespect and moved swiftly to suspend him the errant Bafana coach.In a statement to the Safa national executive committee yesterday, Mumble said he would institute disciplinary action.“Following some unpleasa...

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