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Baxter Thanks Clubs For Releasing Players For COSAFA

Stuart Baxter Thanks Clubs For Releasing Players For COSAFA

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 27, 2017 03:51 PM

Bafana Bafana head coach, Stuart Baxter, has thanked clubs for releasing their players for national team duty despite the COSAFA Cup not falling under the FIFA calendar.

The South African Football Association confirmed on Sunday that Mandla Masango and Lebogang Phiri has been withdrawn from the Bafana squad due to the duo having to report to their respective clubs for pre-season training.

The COSAFA tournament began on Sunday, June 25, however, Bafana will only get their defending campaign underway on Sunday, July 02.

Read more: Eight Players That Left Chiefs And Won Gold 

Speaking to SAFA’s official website, Baxter said, “It is a fact that this tournament does not fall under the FIFA Calendar date, so it was always going to be a struggle to put together a team, but we have (to) say a big thank you to all the clubs who were able to assist us in putting together this group of players. The cooperation we got from the clubs was very positive and inspiring and we really appreciate that.” 

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Baxter returned to his permanent role as the head coach of the national team, following his last match at the helm of SuperSport United, where he guided his side to be crowned champions of the 2017 Nedbank Cup competition.

“It’s a good thing that I am now able to focus all my attention on the national team and don’t have to keep on swapping hats and uniforms to service this or the other project. Now I am able to pour all my energies on this one job and make the best of it,” he added. 


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MR.Bucs Jun 28, 2017 07:16 AM
Dr Khoza must get Kudakwashe Mahachi,Bucs have a good relationship with Arrows if we can give them Gladwin Shitolo and Nkosinathi Mthiyane both clubs would benefit.
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NoelMoshia Jun 27, 2017 11:57 PM
this pirates spectators feel cry when you appear in their minds.
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NoelMoshia Jun 27, 2017 11:55 PM
you was supposed to bring atleast 8pirates cows in this cup so that you can teach them football.maybe they were going to be better for next season.kikik
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NoelMoshia Jun 27, 2017 11:52 PM
@Khanda lenja stop kidding or you claim to be SL reader...
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NoelMoshia Jun 27, 2017 11:50 PM
my king sir baxter.
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da esh32 Jun 27, 2017 10:17 PM
Baxter plz bring our cup back
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Mr_Down Jun 27, 2017 06:51 PM
Useless tournament with useleas plastic cup but is fine we have players that need to peform
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Jun 27, 2017 06:08 PM
In Baxter we believe
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mbixane Jun 27, 2017 05:49 PM
Good luck coach, despite that the game is not that important it gives the nation a run
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ndleleni_89 Jun 27, 2017 05:37 PM
ookhy
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Khanda lenja Jun 27, 2017 05:18 PM
Where is masango? In Denmark?
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fanabucs56 Jun 27, 2017 04:02 PM
news pls cowditot

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