Spurs give their backing to Mashaba


Mashaba’s immediate target is to ensure Spurs do not get relegated from the National First Division this season. He was appointed in January after a disappointing first half of the season, but it has not been an easy ride. 

Spurs were hammered 4-1 by Mpumalanga rivals TS Galaxy over the weekend and have not won a match since January, but the team’s management continue to believe that Mashaba is still the right man to save them from relegation and, in future, lead them to the Absa Premiership.

Spurs are second from bottom with seven matches left to play in the season.

“No, the coach has got a three-year plan," Mapulane tells KickOff.com.

“He's got a three season contract. So his mandate is to survive and then start planning going forward, that's what he requested. He doesn't want a short-term. This season he survives, next season he gets promotion. He says he will be in the PSL if he starts the season with the team."

Mapulane says a decision about former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs striker Bongani Ndulula, who is still training the team, could be made this week.

“No, we haven't made a decision. He will continue ukuzivocavoca [exercising], maybe this week we will make a decision but for now no. He will wait a bit."