Stuart Baxter is not in the loop with Bafana job

Stuart Baxter is not in the loop with Bafana job
Stuart Baxter

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Apr 19, 2017. 12:30

Latest media reports indicate that talks between Super United coach Stuart Baxter and the South African Football Association has stalled.

Local reports reveal that Baxter is left in the dark regarding the job at the SAFA House and is quoted as saying he is not in the loop.

Recent media reports suggested that SAFA have finalised talks with the English mentor and that an agreement was in place.

However, the delay in announcing the deal raised speculation that things could have hit a snag as Baxter is reported to have made unreasonable demands.

"What can I tell you? I think the SAFA hierarchy has been away. I think they have spoken to SuperSport and it's an impasse that means I am not in the loop, I am (not) negotiating with anybody," said Baxter.


"I can't tell you any more. If you call SuperSport and speak to them. For me I am enjoying the game tonight (last Sunday), I didn’t enjoy the game against Sundowns."

The former Kaizer Chiefs manager has been touted as the new Bafana coach to replace Shakes Mashaba who was axed in December 2016.

Meanwhile, reports indicated that SAFA president Danny Jordaan and CEO Dennis Mumble were on a visit to the United States of America in an aim to develop their governance and discuss cooperation matters on various fronts.

Meanwhile, Baxter will now hope to focus on their Absa Premiership run as they challenge for the league title - they meet rivals, Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday night.

The match comes after their 5-0 loss last Thursday to Pitso Mosimane's men, but they are now boosted by their 5-0 win over Barrack Young Controllers in the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday.

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