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AFCON: South Africa’s Coach Baxter Quits – Becomes Ninth Casualty

Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group D - South Africa v Morocco - Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - July 1, 2019 South Africa coach Stuart Baxter REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

South Africa’s coach Stuart Baxter has left his job, it’s official.

The development follows his an abysmal performance at the concluded 2019 AFCON.

South Africa, despite ousting hosts Egypt, had poor below par performance in general before falling to Nigeria at the quarters.

The side lost Ivory Coast and Morocco in the group and squeezed through as one of the third best after beating lowly Namibia.

He becomes the ninth coach to part ways with the country after the 2019 AFCON.

Baxter was appointed on May 4, 2017, and was handed a five-year contract until June 2022 with the mandate of guiding Bafana Bafana to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Baxter (right). SAFA

He had a poor spell with the Bafana Bafana, especially after failing to guide the team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This was his second stint in South Africa.

The other eight coaches to leave after the concluded AFCON include:
Sebastien Desabre – Uganda
Herve Renard – Morocco
Marimo Chidzambwa – Zimbabwe
Javier Aguirre – Egypt
Ricard Manneti – Namibia
Paul Put – Guinea
Emmanuel Amunike – Tanzania
Clarence Sserdof – Cameroon

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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