- Stuart Baxter has resigned as the coach for Bafana Bafana
- During a press conference on Friday, Baxter announced that he has stepped down
- According to the football coach, it was his personal decision
Stuart Baxter has thrown in the towel. After Bafana Bafana's poor performance at the 2019 Afcon tournament, Mzansi football fans called for Baxter to step down.
Rumours suggested Baxter might resign after he called a private press conference on Friday. Now, the Bafana Bafana verified Twitter account confirmed the speculations.
Briefly.co.za learned Baxter decided to step down as the Bafana coach with immediate effect.
"Stuart Baxter has confirmed he is stepping down as @BafanaBafana coach with immediate effect," the social media post read.
In another post, Bafana quoted Baxter, who confirmed the decision to resign was a personal one he made on his own.
"There is no monetary settlement. This had nothing to do about money. The figures quoted about my salary have been embarrassingly way off the mark," he reportedly added.
Many welcomed Baxter's decision to step down.
Social media user, @ratausb, commented: "Good it's about time fish Lucas Shaun arendes and others take us forward."
Another tweep, @Bhozaman_Sean, added: "God is good hallelujah."
Social media user, @RTisane, wrote: "Very welcomed news, haak plumber."
However, there were those who defended Baxter, adding he was by far the most qualified to do the job.
Taswell Daniels, who goes by the Twitter handle @Tazz8Ta, commented: "If you look at stats you will see he was by far the most successful after Clive Barker and Jomo Sono. Look at what he did this AFCON??? SAFA don't realise it...He is the right man for the job I believe..."
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