Saturday Star - - SPORT -

STU­ART Bax­ter, now in his sec­ond spell as Bafana Bafana coach, has yet to help the na­tional team qual­ify for a ma­jor tour­na­ment.

The first time around – be­tween 2004 and 2005 – the Scots­man failed to qual­ify for the 2006 Fifa World Cup in Ger­many and quit not long af­ter that.

Af­ter en­joy­ing suc­cess with Kaizer Chiefs in the do­mes­tic league, Bax­ter was given a sec­ond bite at the cherry in May last year.

Disas­ter struck twice when Bafana fin­ished bot­tom of their group and could not reach the World Cup in Rus­sia ear­lier this year.

Cur­rently Bafana are in a good po­si­tion to qual­ity for the Af­con next year hav­ing col­lected four points from two matches.

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