The South African Football Association (SAFA), on Wednesday said it has finalized agreement with the next coach of the national team.
SAFA added that the only thing left was the process of formalising the legal arrangements by exchanging signatures.
Bafana Bafana has been without a head coach, since Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba was fired last November.
SuperSport United manager, Stuart Baxter, is believed to be the coach SAFA has been in talks with, for a possible return to the Bafana Bafana job.
He previously took charge of the national team from May 2004 to November 2005 and was sacked after failing to qualify for the 2006 World Cup.
Baxter’s agent, Steve Kapulschnik, confirmed last month they had been in contact with SAFA regarding the role, while SuperSport confirmed they had given the coach permission to negotiate with SAFA.
“SuperSport United FC has given permission to SAFA to engage their head coach Stuart Baxter with a view to him becoming the head coach of Bafana Bafana,” read the statement from the South African Premiership club.
“If negotiations between SAFA and Mr Baxter are successful, and SuperSport United and SAFA agree on an early termination of Mr. Baxter’s current contract, such appointment would only be effective at the end of the current PSL season, officially commencing July 2017.”