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Baxter Confirms Capture Of Juventus Owned Defender

Baxter Confirms Capture Of Juventus Defender

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 06, 2018 09:58 PM
Stuart Baxter has confirmed that he has managed to persuade Juventus defender, Joel Untersee, to play for Bafana Bafana, with him having previously represented Switzerland at youth level.
 
The full-back, who is currently on loan at Empoli in Serie B, was born in Benoni but left for Switzerland at a young age where he joined FC Zurich and then Italian giants, Juve, as a teenager.
 
Untersee has played for Switzerland in several youth groups, but is now expected to make his Bafana debut at some point this year.
 
Baxter told the Siya crew, “He’s a South African but he’s been gone a long time, and when you bring them back from Europe or elsewhere, then you need to be a bit patient with them to get used to playing with South Africans.
 
“I’m hoping that once he gets acclimatised and we get used to him, then he’ll be a useful addition to the players that we have at our disposal.”
 
So will we see him in the upcoming squad for this month’s FIFA break? Not according to Baxter, who says that they’re leaving him to his club demands this time around.
 
He said, “Empoli are battling at the top of Serie B, we don’t want to make things difficult with regards to getting all the paperwork and flying him in and out, so we’ll wait until their league situation has sorted itself out and then we’ll start the process of getting him ready to play for us.”
 
Untersee has played 13 games for Empoli this season, and has four assists to his name.


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SakiePetrus Joined: 22 Dec 2011
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SakiePetrus Mar 07, 2018 12:43 PM
Good luck boy, good choice unlike Surman who waited for England s called up until he gave up
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EagleEye Mar 07, 2018 12:37 PM
Do you want to tell South Africans that you don't have player who is playing in premiership or national division who is not up to the challenge? We have had the so-called South African who left at early stage to play and stay overseas but they are just ordinary. Please Baxter do not bring us another carpenter who is supposed to be a soccer player.
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scoreman99 Mar 07, 2018 09:22 AM
@Bigjack naked boy I thought u rotting in jail,
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Xolisa{khosificated} Mar 07, 2018 08:15 AM
Somma Got career ending injury.
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MarvinJ77 Mar 07, 2018 08:13 AM
Thanx Mr Baxter... Mzansi people only want to see PSL players playing for bafana bafana, 4getin DAT,is not working for us... Dis boy is great, and it wil work for us.
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Xolisa{khosificated} Mar 07, 2018 08:12 AM
@SL_hated_donkey Behave young man. We aren't swallows thina.
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Madredz Mar 07, 2018 08:07 AM
Happy jele can do better than that unknown cow.
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SL_hated_donkey Mar 07, 2018 07:26 AM
Bafana are like Chiefs.......Useless,hopeless and visionless.
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thato357 Mar 07, 2018 07:24 AM
We need players like this.
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MpyeK Mar 07, 2018 06:36 AM
Who cares about Bafana Bafana anyway? When it comes to comes to supporting national teams I'd rather go with the proteas, at least they don't disappoint all the time
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Mar 07, 2018 06:15 AM
We are tired of this so-called South Africans who we've never heard of, because you good in persuading them but never follow up on them ever again......what happened to Davide Somma? The poor guy was convinced to play for Bafana while at Leeds, got injured & no one ever bothered to check on him or his progress & you've ruined his international career in the process.......so my advice to you Joel Untersee stay overseas & fight for your place in the Swiss national team because Baxter won't be around for long.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 07, 2018 06:15 AM
They did the samething to David Somma and where he is now?there s striker in Netherland bt now they didnt call him,Piere Issa call to national team and what hv done in France looool
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 07, 2018 05:03 AM
SA idioms are interesting eg xoveka xa bola simple means many dreams marridge are shattered by delay
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U are very late C0wditor
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DopeZN Mar 06, 2018 10:43 PM
Let's check him out on YouTube
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Thagalekgwara Mar 06, 2018 10:39 PM
We need Serero not dis cows..
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Bigjack Mar 06, 2018 10:33 PM
OKAY
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Noluju Mar 06, 2018 10:32 PM
Yes he idenfied him to warm the bench in place of Serero.Chiefs and SSU players are his first priorities. That why he will only succeed in the English premier league Supersport Chiefs.BUT BECAUSE HE IS WHITE IS GOING TO STAY FOREVER IN THE HELM OF BAFANA. I for one would go for Tinkler to take over.He played football...
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Dvdee Mar 06, 2018 10:18 PM
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Mtwesi Mar 06, 2018 10:18 PM
Go check other in England, France ,Brazil,Spain I believe the is a lot of south Africans on the countries kikikikikikikikikiki

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