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No Pressure On Baxter At Four-Nation Tournament

No pressure on Stuart Baxter to win four nations tournament in Zambia

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 20, 2018 04:20 PM

Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter is under no pressure to win the four-nation tournament in Zambia this according to sources close to the South African Football Association.

The South African national squad departs today for Zambia to take on Angola, Zimbabwe and hosts Zambia in the tournament. However, sources close to the South African FA have indicated that unlike his predecessors Baxter won’t face mounting pressure as he takes his youthful Bafana squad to Zambia.

Read: SAFA To Confirm Broadcast Of Four-Nation Tournament

“Baxter is building a vision and he is fully supported by SAFA. The FA knows and understands the nature of this trip and wants to ensure that he and the players get as much as they can from the tournament,” said a source close to the FA.

“This tournament is also in line with SAFA’s mandate of ensuring that Bafana Bafana are well prepared for their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers when they resume in September. 

“Therefore, it’s important that the national squad play as many games as possible against good African opponents. This is especially important for the younger players who I’m sure will form part of the squad that will be part of the qualifiers and hopefully part of the actual tournament in Cameroon,” concluded the source.

Bafana will participate in the torment from 22 March till the 25th of March with the team expected to be back in the country on the 26th of March.


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Farmer89 Joined: 03 Aug 2017
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Farmer89 Mar 22, 2018 02:07 PM
which vision? like really with old players lol i give up.
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Mshaba12 Mar 22, 2018 12:14 AM
Useless tournament for the team n the nation
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setlaboswana Mar 21, 2018 05:41 PM
Danny Jordan will go down in the history books as the worst SAFA president.
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setlaboswana Mar 21, 2018 05:39 PM
It is nice to be a Bafana Bafana Coach, there is no target set, you just Coach.
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SL_hated_donkey Mar 20, 2018 06:28 PM
If there is no pressure, then why Baxter didn't go for ABC Motsepe and NFD players, rather than risking injuries for players playing for teams battling for the league and CAF games?
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roger-fetumba Mar 20, 2018 05:28 PM
No news
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0737521818 Mar 20, 2018 04:35 PM
If there is no pressure where was he taking our Rhulani? And i am supprised this coach failed us why cnt they fire him just like others who failed?

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