DURBAN – As Bafana Bafana prepare to start their adventure Africa Cup of Nations on Monday, the question many are asking is whether Stuart Baxter will bring an end to poor performances by foreign coaches at the tournament.
Since South Africa’s readmission to the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) back in 1992, only local coaches have enjoyed success.
Who can ever forget Clive Barker’s astuteness in leading the country to glory on local soil back in 1996?
That triumph remains arguably our finest moment in international football and Baxter would endear himself to the local football fraternity should he replicate it at the 24-nation extravaganza that kicks off in Cairo tonight when hosts Egypt take on Zimbabwe.
History though suggests we should not get our hope up, after all foreign coaches have fared pretty poorly for Bafana.