DURBAN – The South African Football Association (Safa) are set to make a decision about Stuart Baxter’s replacement at the end of this month.
Baxter, who lasted for only two years at the helm of Bafana Bafana, vacated his position as the national team coach two weeks ago and Molefi Ntseki was appointed as the interim coach.
Independent Media has learnt from a close source at Safa that the National Executive Sommittee (NEC) will meet at the end of the August to decide about the suitable replacement for Baxter.
“We haven’t decided about who should take over the coaching reigns. We met and we came to an agreement that the post should be advertised. We didn’t want to have any influence (on who gets appointed),” the source stated.
Baxter was on a five year contract before he handed in his resignation. Pitso Mosimane, Gavin Hunt and Benni McCarthy have emerged as early favourites to take over the hot seat. Mosimane already has the experience of what it is like to lead Bafana as he was fired as the national team coach back in 2012.