SPORTS DAY: Bafana first, cancer second, says Baxter
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Baxter ignored cancer scare to make Bafana priority
Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter revealed at his press conference to announce his resignation that he ignored a cancer scare to oversee the 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying victory against Libya that saw the national team reach Egypt 2019. Baxter‚ answering a question on a job interest he had said had been expressed in him while he was guiding Bafana to the quarterfinals of last month’s Nations Cup‚ said he ignored doctor’s orders to be part of the crucial closing qualifier in Tunisia in March. Baxter’s agent‚ Steve Kapeluschnik‚ said the coach turned down two offers – one inside‚ and one outside SA – at the Nations Cup. “I can tell you that there were approaches for Stuart before he left and while he was in Egypt‚” Kapeluschnik said. “And his response both times was the same – ‘I’m not interested‚ I’m focusing on my job‚ I’m focusing on this Afcon’.”..