The national football team have proven they can do well under pressure but they are dangerously close to being eliminated.
Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba said on Saturday he would now work on keeping his players grounded after they defeated Congo-Brazzaville 2-0 on Saturday.
Bafana Bafana's coach has based his selection on taking the team to the Nations Cup in Morocco.
The midfielder will play for the national squad after Shakes Mashaba recalled the Ajax Amsterdam player for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Mashaba should beef up the squad and allow more convincing options off the bench, instead of players who haven't even touched a ball in the PSL yet.
Mashaba is back – and he's just as defensive as ever about his push for patriotism over self-publicity.
The continent's biggest footballing event is to kick off amid troubles ranging from dual-identity players to the spread of the Ebola virus.
National squad coach Shakes Mashaba, who relinquished his role as Amajita's mentor, has called for continuity as Safa finds a replacement for him.
There is a dearth of real talent and there is no time to nurture players for Bafana.
Safa has appointed South African coach Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba as the new head coach of Bafana Bafana, a position he held previously in 2002.
Meet the most dispensable person in SA, Bafana Bafana's coach. But perhaps it's Safa that should be substituted.
Former Fifa investigator Terry Steans says match-fixing involving Bafana may pre-date the friendlies leading up to the 2010 World Cup.
South Africa drew 1-1 with Australia in an international friendly, ahead of the Socceroos' jetting off to Brazil. Bafana Bafana scored both goals.
As half of Bafana's original squad have withdrawn ahead of friendlies overseas, coach Gordon Igesund has been forced into a last-minute scramble.
As the national squad gets ready to play Australia and New Zealand, coach Gordon Igesund says 11 out of the original 18-man squad have withdrawn.
Thulani Serero is getting great reviews from former Ajax Amsterdam heroes and other South Africans are doing well in Europe too.
The devil made them boo Jacob Zuma, according to Minister Razzmatazz. But what's your excuse, Mr Sports Minister? Boo!
The South African soccer team style their play on the South Americans' carefree approach to the game, but can't mirror their discipline.