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Baxter backed for SAFA role

2014-07-15 11:35
Stuart Baxter (Gallo)

Former Bafana Bafana captain, Aaron Mokoena, has backed Stuart Baxter's possible appointment as the South African Football Association's technical director. 

According to the Soccer-Laduma website, the Kaizer Chiefs coach has been strongly linked with the job as sources at SAFA believe he has the right credentials to make a success of the role. The English-born coach has not ruled out taking the position, however for the time being he remains committed to his job of coaching the Glamour Boys. 

Nonetheless, with SAFA eager to fill the role with an enthusiastic and well qualified individual, it appears the 60-year-old is a leading front-runner for the role. 

Mokoena, who had a good working relationship with Baxter when he was in charge of Bafana from 2004 until 2005, expressed his view that the Wolverhampton-born coach was the ideal candidate for the job.

'Mbazo' said, "I spoke highly of Stuart when he used to be Bafana coach. Back then he had a development plan for the future but SAFA didn't show any interest. They didn't go through it. I mean he has done well in Scandinavia and Japan. He's done well in SA as well. If SAFA was to offer him that position, he could definitely take us to another level. He also coached England U19s when top players were there, you know."

It's widely believed Baxter is currently considering taking the job, and it's thought that he is likely to make a decision in the coming days.

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