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Phakaaathi Reporter
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30 Jan 2017
11:02 am

United chairman wants Baxter to stay

Phakaaathi Reporter

SuperSport United chairman Khulu Sibiya is not willing to let Stuart Baxter walkout of the club to coach Bafana Bafana. 

Stuart Baxter coach of SuperSport United (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Baxter joined the club a year ago after singing a two year deal and has won one trophy with the Pretoria outfit.

The English-born coach has been linked with the vacant Bafana coaching job, but Sibiya says Baxter is not going anywhere.

“I am not releasing Baxter and I want to retain him. I’m very ambitious about winning the league,” said the United chairman.

“Unlike what Patrice [Motsepe] is saying about Pitso [Mosimane] that he’s willing to release him [to Bafana], I’m not willing to release Stuart.

“Personally, I think Stuart has done a very good job with SuperSport . I mean, it is amazing how professional that guy is. You never know until someone is close to you.

“I had Cavin Johnson and he came with good results [from Platinum Stars] and then it was Gordon Igesund, but Stuart has made a big difference and the players love him. I think the players play for Stuart and the players we thought were deadwood have come alive,” said Sibiya.