Canaan Mdletshe

Canaan Mdletshe

Former Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is back in the country.

He arrived yesterday with his team, Helsingborgs IF for a friendly match against AmaZulu tomorrow.

The game, which will be used to open doors for talented young players from KwaZulu-Natal, will take place at Princess Magogo stadium in KwaMashu. Baxter said this was the beginning of good things to come.

"I am looking forward to good cooperation between us and AmaZulu. This will open doors for young players to get a chance to go and play in Sweden and also to bring our players down here," he said.

He said he brought a good side that will give Usuthu a run tomorrow. Asked why they chose to play AmaZulu, Baxter said it was Usuthu who showed interest in long-term cooperation and an exchange of players between the two teams.

Helsingborgs will be without striker Henrik Larson, who is on loan at Manchester United in England.

"We won't go down easily against our former national coach's club," said Reggie Shelembe, Usuthu's co-coach, who will give the new players a run.