Stuart Baxter is the new Bafana coach

By Daniel Chokoe

 

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SuperSport United head coach Stuart Baxter is set to be unveiled as the new head coach for the South African senior national team, Bafana Bafana.

Various reports emerged on Thursday morning that Baxter had put pen to paper with the South African Football Association (Safa) to fill the the vacancy left by Shakes Mashaba in December 2016.

The former was shown the exit door by SAFA after being found guilty of gross misconduct and insubordination among other charges.

According to Safa’s head of communications Dominic Chimhavi, the deal has been concluded and the official announcement will be made soon to the public.

“We’ve finalised everything and pen has been put to paper. The announcement could be tomorrow or anytime from now. It’s just a matter of calling you guys [the media] to the official announcement,” Chimhavi told Sowetan.

Ruud Krol has emerged as the man identified to replace the Englishman, however the former Orlando Pirates tactician would only be in charge of the team at the start of next season after the club made it clear that they will hold on to their head coach for the remainder of the current campaign.

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Zlatan leaving Man Utd for USA

By Daniel Chokoe

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed to sign for MLS side LA Galaxy in the summer, according to reports in America.

The Swede maestro’s future at Man United has yet to be determined and the 35-year-old however most people cannot judge his performance in the PL as failure, he has managed to adapt swiftly. Ibrahimovic has been in fine form since joining United in the summer making 41 appearances and scoring 26 goals.

Ibrahimovic has the option of a further 12-month contract after joining the Red Devils on a free from Paris Saint-Germain last summer and he hinted that he would stay, saying he “never leaves a job unfinished”.

However, there has been interest from Italy and the MLS and the most recent reports in America claim a deal for Ibrahimovic to move on to LA Galaxy has been agree.

Fox Sports tweeted: “Confirmed from Europe. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play for Galaxy.” It was accompanied by a mocked-up image of Ibrahimovic in an LA Galaxy shirt.

The associated news article said that the 35-year-old would be playing for the MLS side ‘soon’.

When asked last week about staying at Old Trafford he said he had not decided: “Let’s see what happens, we are talking.

“I have an option for another year, I want to do great as long as I’m here, so let us see, there is a lot of time.”

It would be sad to see him go, he clearly still has a lot to offer.