Mosimane supports Baxter as Bafana Bafana coach

Mosimane supports Baxter as Bafana Bafana coach
Pitso Mosimane (l), coach of Mamelodi Sundowns and Stuart Baxter (r), coach of Supersport United

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Apr 17, 2017. 11:30

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says the South African national team needs a credible coach with integrity to restore the pride of the national team.

Mosimane spoke to the media after his 5-0 win over SuperSport United in the Absa Premiership last week Thursday as they boosted their title aspirations.

The former Jomo Cosmos player was also in charge of the national side between 2010 and 2012 and supports the former Kaizer Chiefs manager, Stuart Baxter, to take the reins.

This comes after the South African Football Association is reported to have offered Baxter the coaching job to replace sacked coach, Shakes Mashaba.

However, the association is yet to announce the move despite SAFA's Dominic Chimhavi, saying the deal with Baxter was signed and sealed and an announcement was imminent.

“We need integrity. This is the national team. We need to talk and liase. You just can't put training sessions the way you want to put and players run around the park with a 1966 training programme. No no, that one I stand against it,” said Mosimane to

“Stuart is a man of integrity, he is credible, we all know that. He understands local football, he knows what is needed.

“I can guarantee you Stuart will never have strange team sheet and call-ups and things you ask yourself, how can you call one left-back?

“You will never get that and you will never have people in camp training like in the army base, like in the US Navy.

“You can never have that, strange things, those things will never happen. It's important for the welfare of our players because we are playing in the Champions League.”

Should the Englishman get the job, he will be making his second stint as Bafana coach after coaching South Africa from May 2004 to November 2005.

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