Shakes Mashaba says he feels the weight of expectation having been re-appointed to the post of coach of South Africa.
Zambia on Wednesday named untested Honor Janza to take charge of their national team, but called him the 'interim coach' and only gave him a mandate until November.
It was an excellent weekend of qualifying for the COSAFA region on the road to the 2015 African Nations Cup as all four teams in action won their ties.
The Seychelles have forfeited their African Nations Cup qualifying tie against Sierra Leone after refusing entry to the west African nations' football team because of fears over the Ebola virus.
The Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) can confirm that the 2014 COSAFA Cup, due to be hosted by Botswana between September 13-28, has been cancelled.
South Africa have re-appointed Ephraim Mashaba as national team soccer coach on Saturday, the fourth time he has taken to the helm of Bafana Bafana.
The South African Under-20 side have played to a 1-1 draw with Burkina Faso in an international friendly in Ouagadougou.
In was a generally good weekend for COSAFA sides competing in the qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
A number of COSAFA sides will be in qualifying action for the 2015 African Youth Championship to be held in Senegal next March.
A number of COSAFA sides will be in action as the second round of qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco gets under way this weekend.
- Botswana defeat Lesotho is friendly
- Zimbabwe to host rivals SA in a womens international friendly on Friday
- Malawi and Mozambique play to draw in friendly
- SA beat Botswana 2-0 in U17 practice match
- SA women to take on rivals Namibia in international friendly
- 2015 African U17 Championship - Namibia & Seychelles
- African Youth Championship preperations begin
- SAFA dismiss false article on Nigerian website
- Cosafa various updates - 19 June 2014
- Cosafa various updates - 17 June 2014
- Cosafa various updates - 12 June 2014
- COSAFA CUP – PSL fixtures changed to accommodate COSAFA CUP
- SA women's preperations get off to a positive start
- Zambian champions Nkana travel to Tunisia to face Etoile du Sahel
- SA women's side to play friendly against Botswana
- Cosafa Cup 2014 Botswana Press Release 5 - Entries Finalised
- Cosafa various updates - 2 June 2014
- South Africa held to a 0 - 0 draw against New Zealand
- Angola claim victory over north african giants Morocco
- Cosafa various updates - 26 May 2014