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Baxter To Bafana… Who’s Fooling Who?

Stuart Baxter and Bafana - SAFA Get Their Wires Crossed

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 07, 2017 12:13 PM
Is Stuart Baxter the new head coach of Bafana Bafana or not? There have been reports that the Englishman’s move has been finalised, but that is not believed to be the case.
The Siya crew reported earlier this week that negotiations between the parties were ongoing as SAFA tried to persuade Baxter to leave SuperSport and join up with the national team. Days later, that is still the case. 
However, despite the fact that Baxter has not put pen to paper and that he leaves for Liberia with Matsatsantsa today, members of SAFA, including the President, seem to have gotten their respective wires crossed.
Danny Jordaan confirmed in the media on Thursday that their new coach had been finalised, while communications officer, Dominic Chimhavi, who confirmed that a deal was done last month, stressed that pen had been put to paper.
Now, with Baxter preparing his troops for a trip to Monrovia, SAFA’s CEO has admitted that they’re not just talking to the former Kaizer Chiefs coach, but are also working on ‘alternatives’. 
Jordaan to Phakaaathi:
“We have our coach, it is finalised.”
Chimhavi to the Sowetan:
"We've finalised everything and pen has been put to paper. The announcement could be tomorrow or anytime from now. It's just a matter of calling you guys (the media) to the official announcement."
Mumble to TimesLive:
“We have never said that we are talking to only one person. We have to make sure that we have alternatives and that’s what we are working on now. I can’t mention names but there is more than one person we are talking to and it is something that we really have to try and finalise as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, Baxter to Soccer Laduma:
“I’ve got nothing more to say on the matter. I’m focused on SuperSport at the moment, and if you’ve gotten information from SAFA, then I’ve no more to add.”
Baxter and SuperSport leave for Liberia later today as they face Barrack Young Controllers in the CAF Confederation Cup, and given that they are flying through Lagos, Nigeria and will only return to Mzansi on Tuesday.
If SAFA fails to finalise things prior to Baxter’s departure then it seems unlikely that they will do it in the next few days and with SuperSport facing Mamelodi Sundowns just two days after their return, they may struggle for a window to get things sorted. 


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Tafadzwa32 Apr 15, 2017 09:27 AM
And why is it taking mnths for Dany and compony to gt us a new coach.
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Candy Cola Apr 07, 2017 06:41 PM
We believe you sir Jordan
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MrG.T.S Apr 07, 2017 06:36 PM
Mxm yabora le SAFA
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fisto vs zebraditor Apr 07, 2017 05:03 PM
Failures want to employ a failure mxm mzansi football is a disgrace sies
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silencesteins Apr 07, 2017 04:23 PM
@mccokhoba ur right not Baxter pls to win a 1 pSL league isn't achievement pls hire somebody especially with national team experience
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In any organization once you see the leader not willing to give up his seat, then it becomes evidently clear that he's abusing his powers, typical example Jacob "grootkop "Zuma in SA, Robert "maalkop" Mugabe. Well done to the new CAF president and I pray that he gets sufficient proof & evidence to send his predecessor to jail for bankrupting African football!!!
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Shoeshine & Piano Apr 07, 2017 02:52 PM
@Masimbenja(Cowditor) he he heee there were five players from Downs in that bafana camp recently
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McCokhoba Apr 07, 2017 02:44 PM
not him please
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Apr 07, 2017 02:37 PM
oh yeah
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LeCowhlohlo Apr 07, 2017 02:21 PM
One of them clear out the truth. It can't be all of them fooling us.
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Stanza_waka_Mugwena Apr 07, 2017 02:01 PM
Baxter is de new Bafana coach it's clear
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Khosi-Koi Apr 07, 2017 01:49 PM
"I'v no more to add" baxter said
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@Masimbenja(Cowditor) We won't shut up,bafana bafana also belong to us akere
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LS-jujufied Apr 07, 2017 01:34 PM
Who cares abt SAFA anyway ?
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Mxm who care abt this political futball of sa
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Mumble always differ
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Swinedraws bloggers must shut up since their team contributed nothing in the National team.

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