Pitso behind Baxter but feels for Hunt

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SAFA on Thursday confirmed SuperSport United boss Baxter will take charge of Bafana at the end of the season, after the position was vacated in December with the sacking of Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba.

The former Kaizer Chiefs tactician will begin his second stint with the national team with an AFCON qualifier against Nigeria on June 10, having previously guided South Africa from May 2004 to November 2005.

“You know who was my candidate? My candidate for me, it's Hunt," says ex-Bafana mentor Mosimane of the three-time PSL winner.

“I think he could have got a run before Baxter comes back, before 'Bra Shakes' came back for a fourth time, before I came back for a second time. Let him get a chance. I thought Hunt deserves a chance but I also support Stuart because I am South African and I would like to see the guys go to the World Cup."

Mosimane is confident Baxter will bring organisation and professionalism to the Bafana set-up.

“He is the right one in terms of organisation, knowing the country, knowing everything. I am not saying he is the right one to make us go to the World Cup and African Cup of Nations, I am talking about principles.

“Trust me, Stuart is going to call us, he is going to call coaches. Coaches let's sit down, let's talk, what do you think? Stuart is going to do that, trust me. [Carlos Alberto] Parreira did that, I did that, Gordon [Igesund] never did do that, Bra Shakes didn’t do it. But it's not for me to comment about that."

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