Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has given his full
support to Bafana Bafana mentor Stuart Baxter, and says that he hopes they qualify for
the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon in 2019.
Bafana Bafana are
second in Group E with eight points from four matches although they suffered a disappointing
goalless draw against Seychelles in their last encounter.
trail leaders Nigeria by one point and still have a big opportunity to qualify
by getting positive results in their remaining fixtures against the Super
Eagles and Libya.
Mosimane, who was in
charge of the national side from 2010 until 2012, told reporters: "We have
a good coach in Stuart Baxter.
“We support him. I see
(Bidvest Wits coach) Gavin Hunt is also supporting him also. This is the
national agenda. It's not about Pitso, it's not about Gavin Hunt, it's about
“We want to go to
Cameroon. Let's have the team in Cameroon. We have a chance with Libya. We are
still in it.
“I told you before
that I told the boys (Downs' Bafana players) that they have to win against
“It's important for
boys like Lebohang Maboe. We took him from Maritzburg, we put him under stress
here. He must see his dream of playing for Bafana Bafana.”
He added: “We will go
to Cameroon. I said it earlier, I am still saying it again, we will go to
Cameroon. We will go to the AFCON. Let's leave Stuart Baxter to do his job.”
BAFANA BAFANA'S AFCON QUALIFYING FIXTURES:
Nigeria 0-2 Bafana Bafana (October 6, 2017)
Bafana Bafana 0-0 Libya (September 8, 2018)
Bafana Bafana 6-0 Seychelles (October 10, 2018)
Seychelles 0-0 Bafana Bafana (October 13, 2018)
Bafana Bafana v Nigeria (November 16, 2018)
Libya v Bafana Bafana (March 22, 2019)