SAFA ban May Mahlangu
Posted: 11 November 2014 Time: 19:43
SAFA has moved swiftly and barred midfielder May Mahlangu from being considered for any future Bafana Bafana duties.
The midfielder on Monday stunned the country by announcing that he would want to be excused from the current national team camp, citing fatigue as the reason.
The moved angered coach Shakes Mashaba, who threatened never to consider the player again.
SAFA have now weighed in by announcing that Mahlangu had ‘literally retired himself from international duty’ following his move not to avail himself for the Sudan and Nigeria Afcon qualifiers.
“He is banned from any call-ups forthwith. There is no need to press disciplinary hearing; May will not be called up for any Bafana Bafana duties anymore.
“This should send a clear message that as an Association we will not tolerate an individual who does not take national call ups seriously,” said SAFA CEO Dennis Mumble.