Ephraim Mashaba

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Ephraim Mashaba
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-08-06) 6 August 1950 (age 72)
Place of birth Soweto, South Africa [1]
Youth career
Preston Brothers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Orlando Pirates
Swaraj FC
Moroka Swallows
Teams managed
Vaal Reef Stars
South Africa U20
1998–2002 South Africa U23
2002–2004 South Africa
2004 Black Leopards
2008–2010 Swaziland
South Africa U23
2012–2014 South Africa U17
2014–2016 South Africa
2019 Witbank Spurs
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ephraim Mashaba (born 6 August 1950) is a South African former soccer player and manager.

Career

Mashaba managed Vaal Reef Stars until the club was relegated from the South African top-tier. [2]

He managed the South Africa national team, but was sacked from the team on the eve of the 2004 African Cup of Nations in January 2004 after previously having been suspended. [3] [4] [5] [6]

A month later, in February 2004, Mashaba took over Black Leopards. [2]

He became manager of the Swaziland national team in May 2008. [7]

He was appointed as manager of the South Africa national team for a second time in July 2014. [8] He was suspended for disciplinary reasons in November 2016, [9] and was sacked for misconduct in December 2016. [10] He failed in his attempt to appeal the decision. [11]

In January 2019 he became manager of Witbank Spurs. [12] After a poor run of form, he was sacked on 3 April 2019. [13]

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References

  1. "Football is my life, says Mashaba the counsellor, teacher - City Press". Archived from the original on 19 January 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  2. 1 2 Gleeson, Mark (18 February 2004). "'Shakes' lands new role". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 December 2021.
  3. Mark Gleeson (6 January 2004). "Mashaba faces the sack". BBC. Retrieved 21 May 2008.
  4. "Mashaba suspended". BBC. 7 January 2004. Retrieved 21 May 2008.
  5. "South Africa sack Mashaba". BBC. 15 January 2004. Retrieved 21 May 2008.
  6. "Mashaba bows down". BBC. 21 January 2004. Retrieved 21 May 2008.
  7. Mark Gleeson (21 May 2008). "Mashaba takes over Swaziland". BBC. Retrieved 21 May 2008.
  8. "South Africa name Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba as new coach". BBC Sport. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  9. Mark Gleeson (13 November 2016). "South Africa FA announces disciplinary steps against coach Mashaba". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  10. "Ephraim Mashaba sacked as South Africa coach for misconduct". BBC Sport. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  11. "South Africa set to name coach after Mashaba loses appeal". BBC Sport. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  12. Journalist. "Ex-Bafana Bafana boss Shakes Mashaba announced as coach of Witbank Spurs - Goal.com". goal.com.
  13. NFD'S WITBANK SPURS SACK COACH SHAKES MASHABA, ewn.co.za, 3 April 2019