The Bafana coach should rethink his selection policy and limit his insistence on subservience.
Bafana has what it takes to win but their technical team is ignoring the finer points of their game.
The small country has managed to pull off hosting the Africa Nations Cup with only two months' preparation time.
It is a tall order for the South African team because all three opponents bring pedigree to the tournament and a tough physical presence.
Form rates Cameroon, Tunisia and Senegal as the sides to watch, but African rankings point to Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana as champs.
Shakes Mashaba's regime has generated optimism around Bafana Bafana for the first time in more than a decade, but it is unclear if this is justified.
Bafana coach Sahes Mashaba has confidence that Bafana Bafana will get through to the next round, despite a difficult draw.
Not for decades have the Soweto giants headed into the derby with such contrasting fortunes – Chiefs look unstoppable while Pirates are crumbling.
The former Bafana coach is leading a revival at Telkom Knockout finalists SuperSport United.