- Stuart Baxter has appointed his son to fill the vacant goalkeeping coach position at Bafana Bafana ahead of their AFCON qualifier against Libya
- Regular coach Andre Arendse had to withdraw from the team because of family commitments
- Lee Baxter serves as the goalkeeping coach at Kaizer Chiefs
Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has called on his son Lee to fill the vacant goalkeeping coach position in the side. The vacancy arose after regular goalkeeping coach Andre Arendse withdrew from the team.
Arendse withdrew from Bafana’s upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya due to unspecified family commitments.
Lee Baxter currently serves as the goalkeeping coach at Kaizer Chiefs, he confirmed his appointment via his official social media pages.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Bafana is due to play Libya in their second Group E match. The match will take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 8 September.
Sport24.com reported that the team won an away encounter against Nigeria by an impressive 2-0 margin last year and will be looking to cement their position in the group by winning against the North African team.
Meanwhile, Baxter has had to make several replacements to his playing squad due to injury concerns.
Lebogang Mothiba who recently completed a R135 million transfer to Strasbourg will not be available for the national side because he suffered a hamstring tear in a recent match.
Baxter confirmed he would call up a local player to replace Mothiba in order for the new player to integrate with the squad.
Baxter has already been dealt a triple injury blow, Hlompho Kekana, Themba Zwane‚ and Bongani Zungu were ruled out of national duty due to injuries. Their respective replacements have reportedly arrived for training with the rest of the squad.
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