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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.

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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.

Article by: SAFA Media

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-11-11 17:49:21

That was quick ...

Veza'ndlebe (Misunderstood Blogger)
posted: 2014-11-11 17:50:06

Is Suffer not overreacting a bit there. Perhaps they are setting an example. Brave move

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-11-11 17:50:27

You reap what you sow... there is your present young man... every action has a gift...

posted: 2014-11-11 17:51:12

Good call Mr. Mumble, this guy is disrespecting our national team

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-11-11 17:51:13

I'm liking this decisive SAFA...

Rasta Love
posted: 2014-11-11 17:52:16

There is no need to act hastily here. SAFA should give themselves time to think like a national body with everyone's interests at heart.

What if he is really fatigued? Rather excuse himself than give a half hearted performance.

posted: 2014-11-11 17:52:32

Good for you SAFA; May is better off without this useless BB

posted: 2014-11-11 17:53:10

Rasta Love Exactly

posted: 2014-11-11 17:53:40

Mokontlo must fill the space

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-11-11 17:53:50

hehe... I'm enjoying this... a ban here, a ban there, a ban everywhere...! SAFA & CAF leading the way in the African Renaissance - time for tolerating shit is coming to an end... Salute..!


CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-11-11 17:54:51

Off course it can all be reversed with an apology... yes, we are still a forgiving nation...

posted: 2014-11-11 17:55:17

no wonder SARU and CSA are doing so well; SAFA is being run like a spaza shop.

Veza'ndlebe (Misunderstood Blogger)
posted: 2014-11-11 17:55:30

I share ur sentiments rasta

posted: 2014-11-11 17:55:32

SAFA is a joke there is a better way to handle this issue. May is huge talent we should nurture such it is rear to come across it

posted: 2014-11-11 17:56:17

thats good... we cant have players who are unpatriotic jst filing the space in the national team...

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-11-11 17:56:55

“This should send a clear message that as an Association we will not tolerate an individual who does not take national call ups seriously,”

posted: 2014-11-11 17:57:14

advert87 we only want patriotic individuals who happen to kill their captain.

Top8 is 4 Nincompoops!
posted: 2014-11-11 17:58:03

First offence harsh stance by SAFA, why? We have a huge game over the weekend, I wish not to distract the boys with 'negative' comments but a poor move by SAFA. What is the rush SAFA?

The boy needed clear 'man-management', not this autocratic attitude by Shakes. For his results so far, Mashaba must not forget that it was his lack of street wisdom that felled him in the first place

boss zonke IV
posted: 2014-11-11 17:58:26

GOOd MOve by SAFA...... dis boy thnks he is a "star"... fans letz turn our back on dis shit boy,he'l learn to respect us nxt nyt time "i am tired" wat kind of reason is dt????

posted: 2014-11-11 17:59:49

El Busnhero - Mr Suave He should have thought about all possibilities. It is not Mashaba's decision 

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