Cape Town - Former Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena has said that it would
be bad for South African football if Stuart Baxter left the national team to re-join
Baxter enjoyed a successful spell as Amakhosi coach, winning
their last Premiership title in 2014/15. He then moved on to SuperSport United
before taking over the national team in 2017.
Chiefs have yet to appoint a permanent successor to Steve
Komphela, who resigned in April following fan violence. Baxter has been linked
with a move back to his old club.
"It obviously, especially from SAFA's point of view,
won't be ideal for the national team," Mokoena said, according to KickOff.
"If it is confirmed that he is leaving, it will not be good
for South African football, especially the national team."
Centre-back Mokoena earned an astonishing 107 caps for
Bafana in a glittering career, which saw him represent the likes of AFC Ajax,
Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth and Bidvest Wits at club level.
The 37-year-old's career coincided with Baxter's first spell
in charge of Bafana, which ended after he failed to guide them to 2006 World