Thursday Jan 05, 2017. 16:30
Although he was fired in December 2016 as Bafana Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba has taken the legal route to get his job back.
However, information from SAFA is that he has no leg to stand on as they will continue to look for his successor.
The Sowetan reports that Mashaba has gone to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) in an aim to get his job back.
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It is reported that he is seeking to be reinstated as national coach and his legal representatives have written a letter to the football association requesting that they do not hire a new Bafana coach while the matter is being resolved.
A word from SAFA communications manager Dominic Chimhavi is that SAFA will be advised by their legal team as he could not confirm the letter from Mashaba's lawyers.
"I can't say if we have received the letter because we open office [for the new year] only on Monday,” said Chimhavi to the Sowetan.
"We will be advised by our attorneys on a way forward. The coach was taken to the DC and it found him guilty.
“We had a legal process which was overseen by a high court judge. It was transparent and we all know the outcome. We did everything above board."
Mashaba was shown the exit door after he was found guilty of gross misconduct, insubordination and violating SAFA's communications policy.
Should the ex-coach fail to be reinstated, it is reported that he will seek compensation based on the fact he did not receive a settlement on the remainder of his R500 000-per-month contract after being axed.