Stuart Baxter leaves Bafana Bafana role as Head Coach

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Stuart Baxter coach of South Africa during theSAFA Press Conference on 15 May 2017 at SAFA House © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

English-born Stuart Baxter says his decision to leave his role as South Africa’s men national team Head Coach “has nothing to do about money”.

Baxter, who led Bafana Bafana to the AFCON 2019 where the 1996 Champions reached the quarter-final, resigned his appointment on Friday.

 

The 65 year-old, in company of a beaming SAFA’s CEO Russell Paul, at a presser on Friday was quoted:

“Someone should continue with this project and therefore am resigning as
Bafana Bafana coach.”

“It was my personal decision,” Baxter.

“There is no monetary settlement. This had nothing to do about money. The figures quoted about my salary have been embarrassingly way off the mark.”

Baxter was reappointed for a second spell as South Africa’s Head Coach in 2017; having previously been in charge 13 years prior.

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