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Baxter Not Travelling With SuperSport, Turns Eye To Nigeria

Stuart Baxter Won't Travel To Gabon With SuperSport United

By Soccer Laduma - May 22, 2017 01:35 PM

SuperSport United head coach, Stuart Baxter, will not be travelling to Gabon with his side as he turns his attention to trying to ensure that Bafana Bafana beat Nigeria. 

Read: SuperSport Starlet Leaves For World Cup 

The Englishman, who was announced as the new head coach of the South African national team this month, is trying to maintain a balancing act between club and country at present, with both Bafana and SuperSport in action this month.

Baxter was on the sidelines as Matsatsantsa clinched a spot in the Nedbank Cup final over the weekend, but has now put his national team hat on and is focusing on picking the strongest squad available for next month’s encounter with the Super Eagles.

Having made the trip to Sudan earlier this year against the advice of British Embassy, Baxter will have been reluctant to let his team leave without him today, however, has decided that taking the time to select his Bafana squad has to take precedence at this point.

The former Kaizer Chiefs head coach is expected to name his full squad for the African Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday ahead of the game on the second week of June, but his club side has three matches to play between now and then, starting with tomorrow night’s CAF Confederation Cup game against CF Mounana.

Baxter will be back on the sidelines as he retakes the reigns from Kaitano Tembo next weekend for SuperSport’s final game of the Absa Premiership season. They are still in with a chance of finishing inside the top four for the first time since 2012. 


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Thautha Joined: 30 Dec 2015
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Thautha May 23, 2017 01:19 PM
He he he listen to this "trying to put together a squad to beat Nigeria" in lalaland they'll beat Nigeria. Baxter knows very well that the only real glory for him was when he coached the biggest team in SA, that is Chiefs. Going forward I want to bet my last nickel this guy is going to fail dismally and will ultimately be given a golden handshake and shown the door. I think that's why he wanted this job because he is aware of a bunch of idiots at helm of SAFA.
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Godfrey G Sekgoka May 23, 2017 11:05 AM
@Maplesh95 Rantie boss
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Zinedine mooki May 23, 2017 07:58 AM
Goalkeepers:- Khune, Williams, Defenders:- Mphahlele, Morena, Hlanti, Lebusa, Gordinho, Mobara, Matoho, Madisha, Midfielders:- Mngoma, Sandows, M.Mahlangu, Zungu, Mokotjo, Phiri, Jayiya, Dolly, Strikers:- Shabba, Tau, Erasmus and Manzini
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Maplesh95 May 22, 2017 09:14 PM
GOALKEEPERS:- Khune, and Keet/Williams DEFENDERS:- Mphahlele, Hlatshwayo, Coetzee, Langerman, Morena, Mobara, Mathoho , Van Heerden MIDFIELDERS:- Jali, Zungu, Masalesa, Kekana, Furman, Manyama, Dolly, Serero, Tau, Mahlambi, and Letsholenyane STRIKERS:- Rantie, Grobler, and Erasmus
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Always a way May 22, 2017 06:18 PM
Bongane Zungu should be included ds time around
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Nastradumas Joined: 10 May 2012
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Nastradumas May 22, 2017 04:22 PM
Hmm this good he hasn't see out his contract wit SSU yet they allow him to also perform his duties at National level. Well SSU is really run by professionals.
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chiefs is useless May 22, 2017 03:55 PM
This guy is like khompela they both have two jobs, khompela is an English teacher and a coach, but one career is suffering
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless May 22, 2017 03:53 PM
So this guy has two jobs now
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) May 22, 2017 03:47 PM
This is what happened if you love money too much, you end up coaching two teams at the same time or coach none like Polokwane Celtics coach who ended up not coaching any of the two teams.
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nxotwe May 22, 2017 03:28 PM
Looking forward to that game.
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llumadi May 22, 2017 02:41 PM
u better do so we want to beat the super Eagles
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Matayitayi May 22, 2017 02:34 PM
Who cares
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afrikaanse May 22, 2017 02:25 PM
Ok
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Juju16 May 22, 2017 02:23 PM
mxm who cares!
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tebogo gm mahlaba May 22, 2017 02:22 PM
Ohk.
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Mr_Down Joined: 26 Oct 2016
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Mr_Down May 22, 2017 02:14 PM
Heban this guy, so wena you leave your team high and dry vele
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MR.Bucs May 22, 2017 02:04 PM
Tomorrow?.. Tjoo Supersport schedule is busy.
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Mifu May 22, 2017 02:04 PM
@Vrachidi, i like you my juju friend when u say Bafana wont achieve forever at list there is still some believe in you that we will achieve something, sure a truth Bhakaniya my juju friend... Let's say it together again: oooohhh yes Bafana I believe!!
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lopi May 22, 2017 02:01 PM
ok
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Mifu May 22, 2017 02:00 PM
Nice one Mr Coach the next thing is for you to learn Nkosi Sikelela!! U answer the Country versus club issue well I hope players can learn a thing or two from this patriotic act Well done Mr Coach.

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