We don’t have a number one keeper – Mashaba

After the passing away of Senzo Meyiwa, Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says the spot for the number one goalkeeper is still vacant.

This comes after Mashaba played three different goalkeepers in three matches during the Africa Cup of Nations group matches before facing an early exit in this tournament.

Mashaba said his reason for so doing was because he is still searching for a number one goalkeeper between Darren Keet, Brilliant Khuzwayo and Jackson Mabokgwane.

“I did so in a bid to find the number one goalkeeper in the country, which we don’t have at the moment. If we don’t give other goalkeepers a chance when are we going to know what we have,” he asks.

“We had three games and we needed to test the three goalkeepers that is why if you look in the middle of park, the centre of the spine, Furman and Jali were always there.

“We didn’t want to rattle that. We made some changes on the wings and the strike force, while the defence was more often than not forced changes if you think of Rivaldo and Thulani Hlatshwayo. All in all, what we were doing is about building a team,” he said.

Other goalkeepers that have been in fine form of which maybe Mashaba will be considering are Siyabonga Mpontshana, Dumisani Msibi and Itumeleng Khune shall he take over the number one spot at Kaizer Chiefs once again after his injury concerns.