IF THERE's anything to read to what embattled Bafana coach Stuart Baxter said, then he could vacate one of hottest seat soon.
Having failed to take the country to 2018 Russia WC, Baxter told reporters he could step down if he fails to qualify for AFCON 2019, something that is unattainable having only qualified years’ ago for any spectacle.
Yes, the boys showed signs of aggression and the willing mentality against the qualified Senegal –whom we lost 2-0 in Polokwane- but that alone did not augur for well the team.
The Briton, who is in his second spell as head coach of Bafana, failed to qualify for the 2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany.
“My mandate… I don’t think we have a written one – but my mandate as I understood was to try qualify for the World Cup and try qualify for Afcon, and if you can do both, that’s great,” he told the media.
“No one said if you don’t qualify for the World Cup, then you may as well pack up and go and no one said if you don’t qualify for Afcon you may as well pack up and go, but as a professional I know that if I have a nightmare in the World Cup [qualifiers] and I have a nightmare in the Afcon [qualifiers], then I will go and they won’t need to chase me out, because if I don’t think progress is being made on any front, then I won’t stay in the job and that’s not something people have to ask me,” he added.
Bafana are in Dakar for their final match of the World Cup qualifiers scheduled for Tuesday night.
Me thinks the (64) should hand over his resignation letter upon return from Dakar. Finish & klaar…warning sirens are out there already folks.
We’re tired of pointing fingers, if its not Thulani Serero or Baxter, who else?
Yes, domestic football is a different ball game altogether from international.