Bafana technical team for The Pirates


Baxter has been trying to finalise his Bafana technical team since his return to the helm some 18 months ago; however, constraints on SAFA's end have led to impermanent appointments in each of his seven camps thus far.

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For the upcoming double header Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles, the Briton has recalled former Bafana shot-stopper Andre Arendse as goalkeeper coach, following the once-off call-up handed to his son Lee Baxter.

Meanwhile, he will be retaining his assistant and physical trainer from the previous camp.

"Josh Smith will be the physical coach, Andre Arendse the goalkeeper coach and my good friend Molefi Ntseki will be my assistant," announced Baxter after naming his playing squad on Monday.

The former Kaizer Chiefs mentor also confirmed that he will once again be looking at bringing in an up-and-coming domestic coach to gain insight and experience of the national setup, following the failed attempt at bringing in Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena in March.

"We may try to look at – and we will inform you at a later date – bringing in a younger, more up-and-coming coach to be acquainted with Bafana, rather than bringing in a permanent member of staff," he added.

"We've had this idea before, we've tried to do it. We've not done it for various reasons, and we will possibly try and do it now but we will get back to you about that."

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The national team will assemble in Johannesburg this Sunday, with the first of their back-to-back clashes against The Pirates set for FNB Stadium next Saturday before they visit the Mahe Island the following Tuesday, 16 October.