Bafana Bafana are back home after a roller-coaster performance in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. They received a luke-warm reception at the OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park on their arrival on Saturday afternoon. A handful of fans braved the cold as they patiently waited for Bafana Bafana’s arrival at the airport.
The fans were in full song although they were disappointed to see the team back home without the Afcon trophy, they applauded the effort.
Coach Stuart Baxter says that there are a number of positives his team will take from the Afcon competition. He believes he is still the right man to take Bafana to greater heights.
“I’m not a desperate coach. I rejected calls from a number of teams, from Saudis last week, from clubs here in South Africa,” says Baxter.
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The players are fully behind the coach. The bigger picture now is to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Bafana Bafana will be going back to the drawing board, preparing for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The draw for Afcon 2021 will be conducted in two weeks’ time.
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