Baxter thanks the PSL as the AFCON bound Bafana return home

Bafana Bafana arrived to a hero’s welcome at the OR Tambo international airport yesterday (26 March 2019) from Tunisia where they beat Libya 2-1 on Sunday to confirm qualification to the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt in June. Travelling with the locally based players, the Bafana delegation was met by hundreds of excited football fans. The team finished second in Group E just behind Nigeria with 12 points from six matches. What made head coach Stuart Baxter happy is that the team finished the qualifiers unbeaten, having conceded only two goals. SAFA Acting-CEO Russell Paul says money has never been an issue for allocation of bonuses and , it's also the first time this team has qualified to a major competition with Thulani Hlatshwayo as the captain.