There remains outstanding compensation to one of the Premier Soccer League clubs after they parted company with Stuart Baxter, the Siya crew can reveal.
More than three years after the Englishman left SuperSport United – while still under contract – for a second spell as Bafana Bafana head coach, it has now been confirmed that the agreed fee between the two parties is yet to be honoured.
SAFA approached Baxter for the then vacant national team post and subsequently made the appointment in May 2017, though there was a deal in place that the federation would compensate SuperSport because the coach still under their employ.
Indications are that SAFA had committed to paying the club an amount in the region of R1.5-million for Baxter, who was given a five-year contract.
The coach resigned in August last year.
“We had an agreement in place with SAFA regarding compensation to us for the release of Stuart Baxter at that time. The terms of that agreement are confidential and any outstanding issues in this regard are between ourselves and SAFA to resolve privately,” said Stan Matthews, the SuperSport CEO, when the Siya crew asked for comment.
The motherbody on the other hand suggested there was no such debt.
“I was not part of the discussions, so I am not aware and I have not received any outstanding bill on this matter,” said Gronie Hluyo, the SAFA chief financial officer.
“I would have to follow up with him (Stan Matthews) because I would assume they would have sent us documents for any outstanding bill.”
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Baxter is now the coach of Odisha FC in India, check the gallery to see his predecessors.