Baxter calls it quits with Bafana


Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has announced his decision to step down as the coach of the national team with immediate effect.

Baxter has on Friday called time on his role as Bafana gaffer two years after returning to the helm for a second bite at the cherry.

The British tactician guided the national team to the quarterfinals at the recent 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but has decided that he no longer has a role to play in the national structures.

The decision comes after he was pressed about his contribution to the progress of the senior men's team as they failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and 

"What I'm going to do next, I don't know," commented Baxter on his next steps.

"It's been an honour to work with the national team, and I don't think anybody could have done more than I have done - I've scouted in Europe, with young players, etc.

"With Vision 2022, I think SAFA's got a bright future, but we've got to all get on the same page and support the national team."