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Greek Starlet Makes His Way Onto Baxter’s Bafana Wish List

Panagiotis Retsos Has Made His Way Onto Stuart Baxter's Bafana Radar

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 26, 2017 09:58 AM
Stuart Baxter flew out to Europe this week on a recruitment mission ahead of Bafana Bafana’s next game and there’s a new potential star on his radar.
 
 
According to media reports, Baxter has already lined up meetings with both Kamohelo Mokotjo and Joel Untersee during his time overseas, with the Englishman looking to speak to the duo about their international futures. However, they’re not the only ones on his potential wish list.
 
Mokotjo recently signed for the English side, Brentford and has impressed in their pre-season build-up, while Untersee is currently contracted to Italian giants, Juventus.
 
The Daily Sun explained that Baxter will be stopping in Italy, Sweden and England during his trip and that he’s hoping to try and watch Bongani Zungu play for Vitoria de Guimaraes at some point too.
 
Meanwhile, on top of the aforementioned players, the Siya crew has also been informed that Baxter is interested in trying to persuade Arsenal target, Panagiotis Retsos, to turn out for Bafana in the future, with the Olympiakos starlet having been born in South Africa.
 
Retsos, who has represented Greece at several levels of youth football, recently got his first senior call-up for a World Cup qualifier although didn’t feature. 
 
 
The defender, despite being just 18, played 34 games for Olympiakos last season and is still eligible to play for South Africa because he hasn’t made his senior debut for Greece at this point.
 
It remains to be seen whether Baxter will be able to persuade the likes of Retsos and Untersee – who has played for Switzerland at youth level - to turn out for Bafana in the future, however it certainly seems as though he’ll be giving it a go. 
 

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mzizo Jul 28, 2017 09:33 AM
Go try couch
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Fame 4 likhosi Jul 27, 2017 05:07 AM
What a clever coach we have in Baxter. I hope he make an impact with bafana bafana
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Nkosinathijiyane43@gmail.com Jul 27, 2017 04:48 AM
I wish you a good journey coach
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khomotso _95 Jul 27, 2017 12:02 AM
Thats good news since our local players are just ordinary nje aiii
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KingStina Jul 26, 2017 05:54 PM
All the best Coach.
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Maxidoo Jul 26, 2017 05:30 PM
Good mr Baxter
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Jul 26, 2017 03:18 PM
Baxter i'm watching u njalo don't forgot nokuya eChina maybe u will find gud striker khona
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SakiePetrus Jul 26, 2017 03:17 PM
The guy want to build an empire, luck sir
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masonwabe1999 Jul 26, 2017 01:33 PM
wow nice1 Baxter f2 uyasebenza ngoku
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Real Pirates Fc Jul 26, 2017 01:26 PM
Baxter is building something big here.This time SAFA must give him more time cause he really needs it
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Mmmmmmmm
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Jeffreymaboti6@gmail.com Jul 26, 2017 12:42 PM
Gud job sir Baxter
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Garajujubucc Jul 26, 2017 12:42 PM
Gd gd gd sir buxter
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khosie4golideh Jul 26, 2017 12:30 PM
Dats gud mr Baxter
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afrikaanse Jul 26, 2017 12:07 PM
Wow keep looking sir
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lucky8 Jul 26, 2017 11:39 AM
Hans Vonk!
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Zingisa1 Jul 26, 2017 11:21 AM
He must take Dean Furman with him so to persuade them.
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lukzini Jul 26, 2017 11:18 AM
Don't be negative minded,yes he could agree to play bafana...Greece is nothing compared to SA
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nazzzi Jul 26, 2017 11:14 AM
it will be very difficult to convince a 18 year old european player whos also playing for a big team, obviously greeks would convince him that he is the future, why would anyone with such potential pick bafana over greece
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ndleleni_89 Jul 26, 2017 11:08 AM
That is good Mr Coach

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