Exit rumours rife as Baxter calls private conference

South Africa's coach Stuart Baxter attends a press conference at the Cairo International stadium in the capital, on July 5, 2019.

South Africa's coach Stuart Baxter attends a press conference at the Cairo International stadium in the capital, on July 5, 2019.

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JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he invited media to a private press conference for Friday morning.

Speculation is rife that the beleaguered 65-year-old will announce his resignation from the national team coaching post.

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Baxter has been out of the country since Bafana’s return from an Africa Cup of Nations tournament, where the squad performed beyond expectations by reaching the quarter-finals.

Baxter criticised the media and South African fans for being negative towards him and the squad.

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Yet while they did reach the quarter-finals, Bafana were far from impressive at the Afcon. 

South Africa won a single match by just one goal in the group phase and only went through to the knockout stages as the fourth-best third-placed team.

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