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Baxter's Bafana Bafana chances getting slimmer due to reported high demands

15:57 SAST 2017/04/12
Stuart Baxter
Baxter has reportedly made more demands to Safa, and the association could be forced to look elsewhere

The South African Football Association (Safa) is reportedly reluctant to give Stuart Baxter the Bafana Bafana coaching job.

According to Times Media Group, Baxter's increasing demands are making it almost impossible for him to return to his old post. 

The publication reports that Baxter requested a car, a cellphone, overseas travel allowance, housing allowance and special performance bonuses on top of his reported R1 million salary package.

Reports emerged last week that Baxter wanted his son, Lee, appointed as national team goalkeeper coach, while he also wanted Joshua Smith, who is Matsatsantsa's physical trainer, to be part of his backroom staff on a permanent basis.

Safa CEO Dennis Mumble revealed last week that Baxter was not the only coach in the running for the vacant position, and if the 63-year-old fails to land the job, the country's FA will be forced to look elsewhere before it's too late. 

Bafana Bafana will kickoff their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign away to Nigeria in June this year.