Friday, 02 August 2019 08:19

According to reports Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has called a private press conference where he is expected to step down as the national team coach,despite his contract still having three more years to run.

 

There have been reports that SAFA has lost confidence in him after poor performances at Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt‚ and he has been largely under increasing pressure from the media and the public.

Baxter has been out of the country since Bafana’s return from an Africa Cup of Nations tournament and He is yet to hand in his technical report after the Afcon. Immediately after the tournament he went on a break.

Bafana won a single match by just one goal in the group stages and only went through to the knockout phase as the fourth-best third placed team.

It was only the victory over hosts Egypt that Bafana showed a resemblance of an attacking outfit, their defeat to Nigeria immediately thereafter sending the country’s fans coming back down from cloud nine.

However Cape Town City chairman John Commitis said He will give Benni McCarthy his blessing if the former Bafana Bafana striker wishes to coach the national team.

Baxter's agent Steven Kapeluschnik has confirmed that the press conference will indeed take place but he did not want to be commit if the coach is leaving or not.