We want Baxter to stay: Players

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Bafana Bafana players Dean Furman and Bongani Zungu have expressed their wish for head coach Stuart Baxter to stay in his position.

Many people are divided whether the Briton should remain or not in the wake of Bafana Bafana being knocked in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) by Nigeria last week.

Baxter took over as Bafana coach two years ago, but failed to qualify the team to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

But he managed to reach the AFCON in Egypt, but the team was unconvincing throughout the tournament expect for the Egypt match.

Furman and Zungu were some of the key players at AFCON.  They want him to stay.

Bafana lost to Ivory Coast and Morocco 1-0 in the group stages, but also beat Namibia by the similar score line.

They then famously beat Egypt in the second round clash before succumbing to Nigeria in the quarterfinals. Furman, who was one of the key players, was proud of the team.

Zungu was one the key players when he scored two of three goals for the team. He scored the winning goal against Namibia and an equaliser against Nigeria. He is also proud of what the team achieved. – Report by Vincent Sitsula