Pitso takes swipe at national selectors
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has backed his SuperSport United counterpart Stuart Baxter for the Bafana Bafana job.
In the same breath, Mosimane said he would also be happy if Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt got the job.
Mosimane believes Bafana will be led well by Baxter. He was speaking after his side hammered Baxter’s United 5-0 in the Absa Premiership on Thursday.
“Stuart is a man of integrity and is credible – we all know that. He understands local football and knows what is needed.
“I can guarantee that Stuart would never have a strange team sheet and [strange] call-ups. These are things we ask ourselves: how can you have one left back in the national team? You will never have that with Stuart.”
Mosimane still has a bone to pick with the national selectors after they roped in Sundowns left-back Tebogo Langerman without any cover for Bafana’s two friendly games against GuineaBissau and Angola last month.
With Sundowns set to play more matches again this year because of their involvement in the CAF Champions League group stages, Mosimane said it would be important for the players to be managed well.
“That is the scary part, because we will be playing a lot of football and it will depend on who is the national coach. If it is Stuart, I will be happy. If it is Gavin, I will be happy. We need integrity because this is the national team. We need to talk and liaise.”
At the same time, Mosimane said he would give his players breaks in between their matches.
“My players know that if we have a two-week break, they go [and rest] for a week. We need to manage them because they have been playing non-stop.”