Mashaba not appealing Labour Court ruling

Mashaba not appealing Labour Court ruling
Shakes Mashaba, coach of South Africa ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Feb 22, 2017. 14:30

According to former Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba's legal representative, Claudio Bollo, the coach will not contest the Labour Court's decision.

Mashaba's move to halt the South African Football Association's move to employ a new coach was dismissed by the court on Tuesday.

However, Bollo says the coach will not appeal the decision by the court as they wanted to block the move by SAFA to hire his successor.

The Sowetan reports that the legal team is, however, still confident they can get the Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to rule in their favour and get Mashaba reinstated, which will cause a problem for SAFA.

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"We could not get the interdict, however the court said SAFA should be careful in case the ruling is in our favour and he (Mashaba)has to be reinstated," said Bollo.

"It's not the end of the case. SAFA will continue to interview for a new coach, but we will show that we are right and that the coach was unfairly dismissed."

It is further reported that the former coach's CCMA hearing is set to resume on Tuesday, March 7 as he fights to get his job back.

Mashaba was axed by the country's football governing body in December 2016 after he was found guilty of gross misconduct‚ insubordination and violating SAFA's communications policy.

Meanwhile, names such as Cameroon coach Hugo Broos, Herve Renard, Carlos Quirez and Roy Hodgson have been linked with the vacant coaching job.



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