Masinga: Baxter now better equipped to coach Bafana Bafana

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Masinga has welcomed the imminent appointment of Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana, although he wanted either Pitso Mosimane or Gavin Hunt

Legendary Bafana Bafana striker Phil Masinga says that SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter is now better equipped to lead the senior national team.

“Definitely, I think now he has a better background of the South African football and he has got more knowledge about the players,” Masinga told Goal.

Baxter has according to reports put pen to paper to manage Bafana Bafana, but he's expected to start his new job in June this year.

Admittedly, Masinga had tipped Pitso Mosimane and Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt to take over from Shakes Mashaba, who was axed in December 2016.

“In my personal opinion, I had Pitso and Gavin Hunt as the two favourites to take over the national team because I think they have proven themselves,” Masinga explained.

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Nonetheless, Baxter is equally equipped because of the knowledge he's gained whilst working in the PSL.

“He has coached at club level in this country at one of the biggest teams in the country, Kaizer Chiefs. He was successful with them. He came to SuperSport when they were struggling and he has given us a competitive SuperSport side that’s hard to beat,” Masinga said.

“I still believe with the experience that he has had in the country, there’s a lot that he can offer the country,” Masinga added.

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