|ON THE SPOT: Andile Jali had his penalty saved in a 1-1 draw against Nigeria|
When you miss on in an international competition. it tends to create concern. Nationwide anxiety. But not, apparently, if you're Shakes Mashaba.
Left to do his own eccentric thing without the Technical Director we were promised by SAFA president Danny Jordaan last year, Mashaba saw Tokelo Rantie miss a vital spot kick in the opening AFCON 2015 game against Algeria. The lad was vilified on the social networds for an effort which cannoned off the top of the bar.
Then, in the two friendlies designed to restore Bafana's shattered dignity after gaining one point in Equatorial Guinea, the situation arose again when Thulani Serero went down in the box. This time Andile Jali was the one who grabbed the ball. And his penalty was comfortably saved by stand-in goalkeeper Dan Akpeyi.
Mashaba said after the game: "It’s a good thing. Second time it happens. Gives us now cause for concern.”
Bloody hell. NOW you're concerned? When South Africa came within three seconds of defeat against a desperately poor Nigeria?