The South African U20 head coach, Thabo Senong invited Stuart Baxter to oversee his first Amajita training session as his side begins preparation for the COSAFA U20 Youth Championship.
The 2017 edition of the COSAFA U20 Youth Championship will take place in Zambia between December 6 and 16.
The South African Football Association has confirmed that Senong did not have his full contingent in the squad for his first training session, as the players had schooling commitments, although, the head coach remains satisfied with his pool of players.
Speaking to SAFA’s official website, Senong said, “We had a great response from all 21 players in the first training session and we are very grateful to all the clubs that released their players. We are going to have an intense week of training in preparation for the COSAFA U20 Youth Championships and announce our preliminary squad as soon as possible.
“We decided to invite coach Baxter to allow the players to meet the coach and for him to share some of his experience as they are the future senior players. The players were very excited to have a session (with) him,” he added.