Ephraim Mashaba

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Ephraim Mashaba
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-08-06) 6 August 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth Soweto, South Africa[1]
Playing position coach
Club information
Current team
South Africa
Youth career
Preston Brothers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Orlando Pirates
Swaraj FC
Moroka Swallows
Teams managed
–1992 Vaal Reef Stars
–1998 South Africa U20
1998–2002 South Africa U23
2002–2004 South Africa
2004 Black Leopards
2008–2010 Swaziland
2010–???? South Africa U23
2012–2014 South Africa U17
2014– South Africa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba (born 6 August 1950) is a South African former footballer who now works as South Africa national football team Head coach.

He was previously the manager of the Swaziland national side, where he was appointed in May 2008.[2] Mashaba has previously managed the South Africa national side, but was sacked from the team on the eve of the 2004 African Cup of Nations in January 2004 after previously having been suspended.[3][4][5][6] Mashaba has also managed club sides Vaal Reef Stars and Black Leopards.[7]

He was appointed as manager of the South African national team in July 2014.[8]


  1. ^ http://www.citypress.co.za/sport/football-is-my-life-says-mashaba-the-counsellor-teacher-20110704/
  2. ^ Mark Gleeson (21 May 2008). "Mashaba takes over Swaziland". BBC. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  3. ^ Mark Gleeson (6 January 2004). "Mashaba faces the sack". BBC. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Mashaba suspended". BBC. 7 January 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  5. ^ "South Africa sack Mashaba". BBC. 15 January 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  6. ^ "Mashaba bows down". BBC. 21 January 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  7. ^ Mark Gleeson (18 February 2004). "'Shakes' lands new role". BBC. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  8. ^ "South Africa name Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba as new coach". BBC Sport. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.