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Baxter Bafana Plans To Include African Opponents?

Stuart Baxter To Consider African Opponents For Bafana

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 05, 2018 11:45 AM

As reported by Soccer Laduma previously, Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter is earmarked to present a plan of action outlining Bafana’s calendar for 2018 to the South African Football Association’s Technical Committee.

The meeting which is scheduled for early January will see the Bafana mentor outline the plans for Bafana’s schedule in 2018 in the wake of a failed 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.

With the South African national squad only scheduled to competitively compete in September this year when the qualifiers for the 2019 African Nations Cup finals resume, Siya sources have indicated that Baxter has opted to line-up African opponents to play Bafana in March.  

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Media reports surfaced that SAFA was considering to let Bafana be used as training opponents for countries such England, Brazil and Argentina all who have qualified for Russia 2018. However, the FA has refuted those reports merely indicating to the Siya crew that a plan was yet to be presented with suggested opponents to keep the squad active in 2018.

Now sources close to the Bafana camp have indicated that Baxter could present African opponents which will help the national team prepare more effectively for the AFCON qualifiers.  

“It only makes sense that we play highly competitive African opponents to prepare for the 2019 AFCON rather than be used as training opponents for teams that have qualified for the World Cup,” said the Siya source. 

“Bafana will benefit more from such games as the 2019 AFCON remains a priority for SAFA,” added the source.

As always the Siya crew will keep you updated on the latest developments at SAFA.   


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khaydoman Joined: 17 Jul 2017
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khaydoman Jan 05, 2018 03:37 PM
Bafana is disgrace! we wont qualify until we host the competition. that is a proven fact. so plz editor give us some new stories
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jerseynumber8 Jan 05, 2018 02:27 PM
We need a 3-pronged approach to 2022, with the U20 FIFA WC and the AFCON in 2019, the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and the AFCON in 2021, all in mind.
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kzorog Jan 05, 2018 01:56 PM
Mxm bafana basuper sport....watching cows like furman...gobler...gould mxm
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Jan 05, 2018 01:50 PM
Rubbish
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sguqah@gmail.com Jan 05, 2018 01:43 PM
We need to get Zimbabwean army to dig out SAFA president and Baxter, in fact the whole SAFA executive they are a disgrace to the Nation
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scaramanga Jan 05, 2018 12:39 PM
Ehe Kante they still Exist
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Jan 05, 2018 12:35 PM
UBANI ISIBHANXA NGOKU? WHO IS A FOOL NOW? YOU LEFT CHIEFS AFTER YOU CAME WITH A COOKED CV NOW YOU ARE FAILING EVERYWHERE YOU GO.
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setlaboswana Jan 05, 2018 12:33 PM
Shame!!
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Jan 05, 2018 12:28 PM
BAXTEENA LEAVE THESE DONKEYS AND COME BACK TO NATURENA MY COW.
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Boris Becker Jan 05, 2018 12:07 PM
Cowditor Rats supporters are still looking for news maan not this nonsense
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Boris Becker Jan 05, 2018 12:07 PM
Mnxm Pure rubbish nangoku
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Mentashe Jan 05, 2018 12:05 PM
MMM! WORK ON YOUR SELECTION THIS TIME. ACTUALLY SAFA SHOULD ASK BAXTER TO ALSO PRESENT HIS SELECTION CRITERIA.
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mavhayisi Jan 05, 2018 12:04 PM
Gv us news not dis nonsense plz

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