South African Football Association (SAFA) have appointed Stuart Baxter as Bafana Bafana coach after reaching an agreement with his current employer SuperSport United. Baxter will join Bafana at the end of the current PSL season.

In the meantime, Baxter will continue to coach United for the remaining four Absa Premiership fixtures as well as the Nedbank Cup and Confederations Cup before joing Bafana fulltime.

Supersport United CEO Stanley Matthews wished Baxter the best of luck for his second term as Bafana Bafana Head Coach.

“We obviously did not want to lose Stuart as our Coach. He has done a great job in getting us to the competitive level we expect as a Club, however, we also understand that Stuart would like to have a final go at competing at a FIFA World Cup and that would be a fantastic achievement for the country as a whole,” said Matthews.

SAFA CEO Dennis Mumble said they are pleased that the matter has finally been settled.

“We are pleased to have finally reached agreement with Supersport United on the release of Coach Baxter. SAFA believes that the coach has the necessary skills to navigate the tough qualification path for the Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup. We thank Supersport United for their support towards the goals of the Association and its national teams,” said Mumble.

Written by: Diski Voice