Absa Premiership

Stuart Baxter hospitalised

2017-04-25 07:30
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach and favourite to land the Bafana Bafana job, Stuart Baxter, has reportedly been admitted to hospital to treat an undisclosed ailment.

The club announced that the 63-year-old has been admitted to a medical facility to undergo emergency treatment after battling with his health in recent times.

United's medical team advised Baxter to go into hospital as it seems his health took a turn for the worse in recent days.

The English-born coach reportedly experienced 'significant discomfort' during SuperSport's victory over Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup.

It has since been confirmed that he will miss his side's next two matches as he undergoes necessary treatment to solve his undisclosed medical concern.

Former SuperSport captain and current assistant coach Kaitano Tembo will take charge of the team in Baxter’s absence.

The news could cast doubt about whether he is fit and able to potentially take charge of Bafana in the future, although the main concern is for immediate improvement with his condition.

SuperSport United play Bidvest Wits in their next PSL clash, tonight.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

Read more on:    supersport united  |  psl  |  stuart baxter  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Sunday, 25 February 2018
Golden Arrows v Ajax Cape Town, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:15
Chippa United v Orlando Pirates, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Baroka FC v Cape Town City FC, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Athlone Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.