SPORTS DAY: Stuart Baxter wields axe for Afcon

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SPORTS DAY: Stuart Baxter wields axe for Afcon

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Baxter axes Erasmus‚ Motshwari, Makaringe

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter axed Kermit Erasmus‚ Ben Motshwari and Fortune Makaringe from his final 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt on Sunday. Baxter made his announcement at the South Africans’ team hotel at Montecasino in Fourways. Cape Town City striker Erasmus‚ and the two central midfielders‚ Orlando Pirates’ Motshwari and Makaringe of Maritzburg United‚ were the three players cut from the preliminary squad that has spent the past week training at Steyn City School in Midrand. From an original 28-man squad‚ Keagan Dolly withdrew injured and Rivaldo Coetzee did not arrive‚ saying his mother was critically ill and then being unable to contacted again. That left three more players to be cut. ..

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