Baxter: SA soccer lacks proper development
The Kaizer Chiefs coach says blaming coaching staff will not solve the underlying problems.
JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter believes the failing of Bafana Bafana at international level is down to the team not having proper development structures.
Bafana were knocked out of CHAN on Sunday following a 3-1 loss to Nigeria and Baxter did not hold back when asked what he thought was wrong with the national team.
"If we don't start thinking about development in the great way, if we don't start planning and if we can't show patience and don't commit ourselves, we'll have the same situation over and over again. It doesn't matter who coaches the team."
Baxter also believes that unless the way of thinking is changed with regards to grassroots football in the country, the national team will continue to fail.
Speaking on the African Nations Championship overall, Baxter admits he has not been impressed by the quality displayed by the sides involved.
"I've seen almost all the games and that's just out of curiosity. The level of the tournament has been pretty disappointing with the general football displayed."