JOHANNESBURG - It looks like May Mahlangu may have just shot himself in the boot.
He has decided to shun Bafana and new coach Shakes Mashaba for this weekend’s Afcon action.
The midfield maestro was meant to lead Bafana’s attack but he has decided that his legs have had enough.
The new man in charge of Bafana is not shaken and has stirred up his troops ahead of the clash with Sudan.
Mashaba brought his Bafana pride to the fore, saying he will only work with players who are "patriotic".
As is the case with any sporting hero, the Twitterati have taken it upon themselves to create a new saying…
Being “maymahlangu” has now emerged as the new way of saying you could not be bothered or you are even too tired to be bothered in the first place.
@robertmarawa there's a new English word in the dictionary "May Mahlangu"- verb meaning "I'm tired".— king Mpamba (@kingkaMazibuko) November 11, 2014
@robertmarawa Is May Mahlangu bigger than the Nation?I think he was supposed to avail himself.— Pumzile Tafane (@zizitafane) November 11, 2014
After 3km run i'm tired like May Mahlangu.— Mothibedi Mathebe (@Motea_clee) November 11, 2014
This is SA after May Mahlangu pulled out the Bafana Bafana because he is fatigue and he needs rest. pic.twitter.com/N1KGyHBOYh— O T S H E P (@Sedibe_TS) November 11, 2014
I'll be going to bed earlier, im on that May Mahlangu tip.— | Sir NDR | (@NothisaNDR) November 11, 2014
@gwalax I can't bath again today, I feel a bit MAY_MAHLANGU— Job hlomani mbava (@Jhmbava) November 11, 2014
like i'm so may mahlangu right now shiiiiiiiiiii!— Nhluvuko Khanyisa (@RohiShepherd) November 11, 2014
Sooo May Mahlangu right now :(— Ngeti Dlamini (@NGettyD) November 11, 2014