Can Stuart Baxter be the guy that turns the Bafana Bafana ship around and build a culture of winning football in South Africa?
It would be understandable if you thought Stuart Baxter isn’t the best fit for the Bafana job. Firstly, he was hired after SAFA fired beloved Shakes Mashaba over some bull shit and secondly, his team’s performance in the World Cup qualifiers was embarrassing, to say the least. As you know an international coach is judged on whether his side qualified for the World Cup or not, rather than how many irrelevant soccer nations he can beat up in the Cosafa Cup.
Orlando Pirates legend Jerry Sikhosana feels there is a major problem with our strikers in this country and is calling on all professional teams to employ striker coaches.
It is common knowledge that strikers in the PSL stink but, so far, this season has been the worst scoring campaign in the leagues’ history.
Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter seems to think the only reason South Africa didn’t qualify for the World Cup was that his team didn’t score enough goals.
Stuart Baxter reckons scoring goals is what wins you games.
“…our biggest shortcoming, which has been the country’s perennial problem, has been scoring goals,” Baxter said.
Bafana Bafana’s slim World Cup qualifying hopes were crushed last night with a 0-2 defeat to Senegal on home soil. As if they didn’t know what to expect, the country is heartbroken, enraged, and looking for a scapegoat, I say let’s blame Stuart Baxter.
I’m making a promise to myself and to you my loyal reader that I will never watch a Bafana Bafana game for the next 36 months. Watching them play isn’t good for my health, they give me headaches, heart palpitations and last night after Mkhize’s own goal-Senegal’s second- I got a seizure.