Home | SA Soccer News | Swallows News | Chat Forum | Chat Forum Help |
|

Today on MorokaSwallows:

     Home
     Swallows News
    SA Soccer News

    Chat Forum
     Previews/Reports
     Fixtures & Results
     PSL Standings
     Players
     Ladies League
     Columns
     Juniors
     Supporters Club
     Club Information
     Screensavers
     Wallpapers
     Social Responsibility
     Contact us
SA SOCCER NEWS
Baxter gets tough with clubs 13/08/04
South Africa national coach Stuart Baxter revealed clubs have left him no choice concerning the release of players for national duty.

Baxter revealed that he would enforce the FIFA ruling to suspend the players.

The Englishman is furious after being told that Russian side Rubin Kazan were reluctant to release midfielder Macbeth Sibaya for next Wednesday's friendly international against Tunisia.

"I spoke to Sibaya last night and he said the club were reluctant to release him," Baxter was quoted by News24.com.

"However, I told him that he must stand up to his club and demand his rights.The match is played on an official FIFA sanctioned weekend and, in terms of FIFA rules, clubs must have an obligation to release players called up by their national association.

"If Sibaya is not released I will have no choice but to force FIFA to suspend the player for the duration of our camp," said Baxter.

The Englishman also revealed that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had requested that Quinton Fortune be withdrawn from the squad, but he told the Scot that the midfielder would play one half only.

"I had a chat with Sir Alex and told him that I could not pull Fortune out. I explained that I would use him for 45 minutes only and that I would ensure he is returned to United fit," said Baxter.

Meanwhile, Benson Mhlongo has been recalled into the squad as a replacement for the injury Japhet Zwane.

TOP STORIES
Mbesuma brace slays Leopards

Oersen thrilled to be in the PSL

Mashaba looking forward to Chiefs clash

Latest SASoccer365 readers' letters


Vasco forced to start over

Mtawali to join son at Wits?

Pirates without Vilakazi for Wits clash

Dumitru backs foreign player influx

New First Division Officially Launched

Stigga still wants to play for Bafana

Shabalala ready for the big time

Are businessmen good for the game?

Khompela looking forward to new challenge

Mvela Golden League launches on Thursday

Bafana score confidence booster over Tunisia



Home | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Copyright | Images supplied by Touchline Photo| Designed by 365