Newly appointed South Africa head coach, Stuart Baxter has signed a
five-year contract on Monday, Naijafootballplus.com can report.
The former Kaizer Chief manager was unveiled by the South Africa Football
Association (SAFA) in Johannesburg ahead of the 2019 AFCON qualifier
against Nigeria in Uyo next month.
Baxter revealed he would name his squad to battle the Super Eagles at the
Nest of Champions on 25th of May, 2017.
“I hope we will be very competitive with Nigeria. We will give them a game,” said Baxter at the unveiling ceremony.
“We need to be competitive and players will do it the South African way; that should reflect the play in the country.
“I believe the nation has enough players to succeed and I also believe in my abilities, I’m very optimistic.
“I’m really looking forward to this latest
challenge. If I wasn’t ready, I would not have accepted the challenge.
“I’m very optimistic we can pull together and don’t be too negative, because it will affect everyone. I’m asking for buy-in from every South African.
“I will be going abroad to watch players who ply their trade there. I will watch every South African, they will all get a fair chance,” he added.
Baxter, has previously coached the 1996 African champions from May 2004 to
The 63-year-old, who will continue to coach Premier Soccer League side
Supersport United until the end of the season.