Baxter Quits As South Africa Coach After Disappointing Performance

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Baxter quit on Friday as South Africa coach after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Egypt during June and July.

“I feel that I cannot continue to work with the required professionalism and passion as I have done,” the 65-year-old told a press conference at a Johannesburg sports club.

Reacting to criticism  Baxter said there were “54 million national coaches in South Africa”, a reference to the 58.7 million population of the country.

Although Bafana Bafana (The Boys) stunned Cup of Nations hosts Egypt in the round of 16, they had a shameful defeat in the quarter-finals.

He is the ninth coach to quit or be fired since the Cup of Nations ended on July 19 with Algeria defeating Senegal in the final.

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