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Baxter to pay O'Brien a visit 27/04/05
South African coach Stuart Baxter has not given up hope on Livingston midfielder Burton O'Brien becoming a Bafana Bafana international.

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O'Brien, who has also played for Blackburn Rovers, is at the centre of an international tug-of-war after the Scottish Football Association ruled that the 23-year-old is ineligible to play for South Africa.

Baxter, however, will travel to the United Kingdom this week to have one last meeting with the Johannesburg-born star. The former England under/19 boss points to similiar cases handled recently by FIFA as reason for his optimism.

"I'm coming across to watch Livingston on Saturday and I will be speaking to Burton after the game," Baxter told The Scotsman.
 
I've read about the comments from the SFA, but they are forgetting that a precedent has been set for this by FIFA who allowed a couple of Morocco players to play who were over 21. 
 
"Burton has applied for a South African passport and we are still talking to FIFA about his clearance."

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