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Shakes Mashaba says Bafana 'flop' not his fault

The Bafana Bafana coach says it’s not his fault that the team is not scoring goals.

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says it's not his fault that the team is not scoring goals.

South Africa played out to a 0-0 draw against Cameroon in an Afcon 2017 qualifier in Durban last night, and all but ended their chances of making the tournament next year.

In their four qualifying games, the team's only scored three goals.

Mashaba says the problem is bigger than just the national team.

"It is most unfortunate that when the national team didn't win, the blame comes to the national team. The problem with scoring goals is that almost all coaches in the PSL, you'll hear them after a game saying that not scoring is haunting them. Those are the things you cannot really address in the national team."

He adds the South African Football Association's (Safa) technical director, Neil Tovey, will be better placed to answer questions about their lack of goals.

"We need to direct this to the office of the technical director as it deals with these kinds of things. As a national team coach, your [duty] is to go and play tournaments. You don't often get a break from these games, you always have to play official matches."

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