Stuart Baxter has resigned as the coach of the national soccer team Bafana Bafana.
The South African public has overwhelmingly called for his resignation. He says he has spent the last weeks after the AFCON reflecting and planning the way forward.
Baxter made the announcement at a media briefing in Killarney, Johannesburg, on Friday.
“I feel that I cannot continue to work with the required professionalism and passion that I have and to deal with the many issues that will be involved with this program. A coach must have confidence that his input will be helpful to the projects and in this moment and time and after particularly my time with the experience of AFCON, my belief is weak inconsiderably.”
Baxter’s been under severe pressure following Bafana Bafana’s quarter-final exit from the recent Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.
Bafana produced just one decent performance the entire tournament and supporters have been calling for his head.
Some reactions on Stuart Baxter’s resignation with Sports analyst Mark Haskins.