Baxter happy after PSL agree to postpone games

Stuart Baxter, coach of South Africa (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has thanked the Premier Soccer League and clubs for agreeing to afford the national team time to prepare for their important Afcon qualifier against Libya.

South Africa are set to face Libya next month.

In an effort to help the national team, the PSL has decided to postpone three games in March to allow players to be in the Bafana Bafana camp.

“I’m eternally grateful to the PSL and the clubs for being so co-operative. What is does is give me a chance to have an extra couple of sessions,” Baxter told the BBC Sport.

“We are going to get there as quickly as possible. Whatever shenanigans we might have to face, let’s get that over and done with sooner rather than later. We’ll deal with it and acclimatise. It will be a smaller group at the beginning, not the whole squad but I still think that is preferable to what we would usually get.”

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