After relentlessly battling with health conditions lately, Supersport United coach, Stuart Baxter, has reportedly been admitted to hospital.
Although his nature of his ailment is unidentified, sport24 mentions that he has reportedly been experiencing 'significant discomfort' during the Nedbank Cup where Supersport reigned victorious over Kaizer Chiefs.
Baxter in fact took over at Kaizer Chiefs in 2012, where his expertise as coach were highly-recognised. According to SoccerLaduma, “Since Stuart Baxter took over as head coach of Kaizer Chiefs, the Amakhosi have won over R50 million in prize money for their exploits in various competitions.”
After spending quite some time at the club, he took over at SuperSport in 2016. Exceeding his capabilities of performing on a local level, he became the perfect candidate of coach for the Bafana Bafana team, after Shakes Mashaba was dismissed. This potential decision was on the grounds of his track record as coach as well as his coaching tecnhiques.
But the road towards the Bafana coach title has had its challenges. After numerous talks with SAFA, there has been issues surrounding a huge salary demand. Although his health is the main concern at present, his poor well-being could also potentially tamper with his chances of taking charge of Bafana, says sport24.
It is unfortunate that SuperSport United will play against Bidvest Wits tonight without the presence of their coach. Kaitano Tembo, former SuperSport captain and current assistant coach will supervise the team in Baxter’s absence.