- Ex-Witbank Spurs coach, Shakes Mashaba, says he was fired via SMS
- He expressed his anger over his dismissal
- Spurs, however, claims that Mashaba's version of events is false
Former Bafana Coach, Shakes Mashaba, has expressed outrage after being fired by Witbank Spurs via text message.
"They never had the decency of calling me," Mashaba said.
Mashaba was dismissed following a disappointing season for Witbank Spurs, in which they won only two of their last nine matches, with three draws and four losses.
Themba Mafu, the Spurs chairman, has replaced Mashaba as the team's coach. Former Bafana midfielder Kagiso Dikgacoi, will serve as assistant coach for the rest of the season.
However, the change in coaches does not appear have improved the team's performance, at least for now. On Saturday, Spurs suffered a 5–0 defeat to Ajax Cape Town, suggesting that Mashaba's replacement is not a solution to the side's problems.
Mashaba has described Spurs' treatment of him as "unprofessional" and has said that he is "disappointed" in the way in which he was fired, according to The Sowetan.
However, Freddie Mapulane, the chief executive of Witbank Spurs, says that Mashaba was not dismissed by SMS. Instead, Mapulane says the club sat down with Mashaba and that they all agreed that he should leave.
Mashaba has not yet said whether he will challenge his dismissal, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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