Sports Keshi wants to pay us back for not giving him the South Africa job- Bafana coach

South Africa coach Ephraim 'Shakes ' Mashaba has claimed that Stephen Keshi will be out to prove a point when he leads his Super Eagles team against the Bafana Bafana today.

Mashaba argued that Keshi could have sour grapes after he was overlooked by the South Africa Football Association(SAFA) for the Bafana Bafana job.

Keshi was believed to be a frontrunner for the South African job before SAFA stunned everybody to appoint Mashaba,the former youth team coach.

“Coach Keshi is going to fight. This is because he believes he should have been coach of the South African team. He is going to try to use all his psychological tactics to make sure that all his players follow his instructions,” Mashaba said.

“The match could be a defining moment – it is time to kick this habit of losing to Nigeria,” said the 64-year-old who was promoted last month from national youth team coach to the Bafana Bafana job.

“Bafana have become a laughing stock and our duty is to restore pride in the national team. Winning in Sudan was the start of a rebuilding process.”

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