Get more Mail & Guardian
Subscribe or Login

Safa bans May Mahlangu from Bafana

The South African Football Association (Safa) has vowed to never again select May Mahlangu for the national team after he asked to be excused from a training camp because of fatigue.

Safa has banned the Sweden-based midfielder from future call-ups, with chief executive Dennis Mumble saying “we will not tolerate an individual who does not take national call-ups seriously”.

Mahlangu failed to join the team this week ahead of South Africa’s final two qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations (Afcon). 

Coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba said Mahlangu had sent an email explaining he had played a lot of games recently and needed a rest.

South Africa plays Sudan on Saturday and Nigeria next week, and needs one win to qualify for Afcon 2015.

Mahlangu made his debut for Bafana Bafana in 2012, in a friendly against Senegal. He has made just 10 appearances for the national team and played for South Africa in Afcon 2013. 

He plays club football for IFK Göteborg in Gothenburg, Sweden. – Sapa-AP

Subscribe for R500/year

Thanks for enjoying the Mail & Guardian, we’re proud of our 36 year history, throughout which we have delivered to readers the most important, unbiased stories in South Africa. Good journalism costs, though, and right from our very first edition we’ve relied on reader subscriptions to protect our independence.

Digital subscribers get access to all of our award-winning journalism, including premium features, as well as exclusive events, newsletters, webinars and the cryptic crossword. Click here to find out how to join them and get a 57% discount in your first year.

Sapa Ap
Guest Author

Related stories

WELCOME TO YOUR M&G

If you’re reading this, you clearly have great taste

If you haven’t already, you can subscribe to the Mail & Guardian for less than the cost of a cup of coffee a week, and get more great reads.

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

Advertising

Subscribers only

South Africa breaking more temperature records than expected

The country’s climate is becoming ‘more extreme’ as temperature records are broken

More top stories

South Africa breaking more temperature records than expected

The country’s climate is becoming ‘more extreme’ as temperature records are broken

Environmentalists are trying to save South Africa’s obscure endangered species

Scientists are digging for De Winton’s golden moles, working on the mystery of the riverine rabbit and using mesh mattresses to save the unique Knysna seahorse

Shadow states infest Africa’s democracies

Two recent reports show evidence that democracy in Africa is being threatened by private power networks
Advertising

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…
×