Bafana Bafana is preparing for the Group of Death in the Afcon tournament, which is scheduled for Egypt from 21 June – 19 July.
“This was the most difficult exercise we had to undertake with my assistant Molefi Ntseki – just putting down 30 players on the list was very difficult as there are many who have been left out that we feel could have made it – but then again, it is impossible to accommodate everyone,” Baxter told the media.
“I am confidence we can go past the group stages, and when we do, then the Bafana Bafana team will take it’s own life.”
South Africa's matches will be played at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo.
Here's how the South African football fraternity and the supporters reacted to the naming of the provisional squad.
⚽️🇿🇦❤️🙏🏽 https://t.co/RTTj5bZYaL— Thulani Hlatshwayo (@Thulani_Tyson03) May 21, 2019
Looking forward to Saturday morning at @SportsmansW store launch at Eastgate mall. Myself @OupaManyisa20 @LucasRadebe and coach Baxter will be there to meet you all 🙌 #SportsmansWarehouse pic.twitter.com/5g1tD5bDsq— Wayne Sandilands (@waynesandilands) May 21, 2019
Guess who’s back 🎵🎵🎵 pic.twitter.com/7e4q6xdt04— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) May 21, 2019
Keanu Cupido receives his first senior Bafana call up for the 2019 COSAFA Cup!— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) May 21, 2019
A regular feature in the youth national setup, we wish Keanu well in this big moment! #iamCityFC#BafanaKaofela 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/4jxpT5kGsP
Strikers: Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg), Percy Tau (Royal St Union), Lars Veldwijk (Sparta Rotterdam), Lebogang Maboe (Downs), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Downs), Kermit Erasmus (CT City)— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) May 21, 2019
Coach: Stuart Baxter:
What’s annoying me about this Bafana Bafana debate is the fact that it’s moving away the attention from Kaizer Chiefs— 11 May💀 (@trevor_mnini) May 21, 2019
Not everyone Will be selected to represent bafana but I must say Big up to Ben motshwari #afcon2019— #MALOME (@official_Sipho) May 21, 2019
Bafana Bafana going to AFCON like🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/j6Q14ituQw— Not Bouga luv (@kabeloMatlejoan) May 21, 2019
I agree. This man Thapelo Morena deserves to be in the AFCON squad. He has done enough to earn himself a place in Bafana squad. I'm still surprised to see Mphahlele in!! https://t.co/776c7ueTSn— Christiano Michaels (@Michaelbhembe) May 21, 2019
@robertmarawa team u supporting dont say Bafana bafana at 19:30— matarandi (@matarandi) May 21, 2019
The Proteas brought more pain to my life than Bafana Bafana could ever.— Makara (@LordKaymak) May 21, 2019
No Chiefs player deserves to be on this sheet of paper.— M A A N A K O E N A (@koenamorake) May 21, 2019
Mara excited to see Fortune Makaringe😁.
AFCON, Bafana Bafana. Let's go.