Stuart Baxter has been appointed as the new coach of Bafana Bafana, the national soccer team of South Africa. The new job as head coach of the team is a contract for five years for Stuart Baxter.
The South African Football Association (SAFA), through its chief executive Dennis Mumble confirmed the hiring and signing of Baxter for a 5-year contract to continue their actions in the previous instances whereby they hire a coach from a World Cup.
Danny Jordaan, the boss of SAFA dismissed the former head coach Shakes Mashaba of Bafana Bafana last December due to insubordination.
According to Baxter, Bafana Bafana should be competitive and the team members should play the game the South African way. Their performance should reflect the play in South Africa.
Baxter is confident that South Africa has ample players to get the victory and he also believes that he can do his job well.
Presently, he has not yet put up his technical team, but will soon and he is anticipating the challenge.
Jordaan has charged Baxter to make Bafana Bafana qualify for the World Cup 2018 in Russia and the CAF African Cup of Nations 2019 in Cameroon.
Bafana Bafana belongs to Group E together with Libya, Nigeria, and Seychelles.
At present, Stuart Baxter is the head coach SuperSport United, a South African premiership.