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Baxter: Our Trickery Was Bamboozling Them

Baxter: Our Trickery Was Bamboozling Them

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 07, 2017 06:11 PM

Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter was pleased with the way his charges bamboozled the Burkina Faso defence in their 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Read: 'Downs Trio Keep Bafana's WC Hopes Alive

Bafana kept their World Cup qualification campaign alive with a 3-1 win over the Stallions at the FNB Stadium.

Mamelodi Sundowns trio Percy Tau, Themba Zwane and Sibusiso Vilakazi got the goals for Baxter's side on the day.

"With the knife at the throat, the players gave a magnificent performance. It's not easy, people have given them a lot criticism, some warranted, some over the top," Baxter told SuperSport after the game.
 
"I think that performance in that situation speaks volumes for South African football. I think we got a nice balance between defending doggedly and expressing yourself in the last third especially when movement, pace and trickery was bamboozling them."
 
Baxter was also pleased that his players were focused on the game at hand, and not any off-field noises.
 
"We certainly don't want showboating. We want our skill, our technique, our ideas to hurt our opponent," he added.
 
"A couple of times late on in the game, we didn't manage the game very well because we tried that and we were down to 10 men, and it's about keeping the ball and not risking it, but that's OK, we'll learn from that.
 
"In terms of expressing yourself, it's putting yourself into a mental frame of mind that you want to play and they wanted to play.
 
"They were thinking about what they were doing on the field and not thinking about stuff that is being written or the next two games, it was here and now, and I just felt it in the dressing room that the game-plan was simple and clear. The lads did their best, not always perfect and the total performance, I don't say this very often but South Africa can be proud."
 


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Lesandawana la Benoni Joined: 23 Aug 2016
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Lesandawana la Benoni Oct 09, 2017 08:11 AM
Fact. Sundowns won the game.
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kagiso@sos Joined: 08 Oct 2017
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kagiso@sos Oct 08, 2017 02:49 PM
But without mzanzi s no 1 we can't survive
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analdinho83Mgema Oct 08, 2017 02:12 PM
I have noticed that South Africa plays well against bigger nations than the small ones and Bafana also doing well when playing away than playing in front of their own fans. Let me put some previous results as an example Nigeria 2 S.A. 2 (away) SA 0 Nigeria 0 (home) Congo 0 S.A.2 (away) S.A. 0 Congo 0 (home) S.A. 0 Gambia 0 (home) Gambia 0 S.A. 4 (away) Mauritania 3 S.A. 1 (away) S.A. 1 Mauritania 1 (home) Burkina Faso 1 S.A. 1 (away) Nigeria 0 S.A. 2 (away) Cape Verde 2 S.A. 1 (away) S.A. 1 Cape Verde 2 (home) S.A. 3 Burkina Faso 1 (home) It seems that Bafana gets nervous in front of their fans and perform poor whereas they play more freely when they are playing away from home. We need to fix this and start collecting points from the small countries and stop giving away points to visiting teams.
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kgotso kgatla Oct 08, 2017 01:50 PM
Now the road to russia indeed is in our hands.we just need to win both games then we are thru.no need to take calculator out and by so doing it doesnt matter what happens between barkina and Verde.
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Mysterious-NAT-Wale-Downs. Oct 08, 2017 01:48 PM
Downs trio will make Bafana bafazi qualify for the world cup trust me, l read kaizer thieves faithfools complaining to the Editor about the word trio kikikkki, truth be told bebezenzela oTau nd company yena Tau ebangena.
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Ada_khosii Oct 08, 2017 01:41 PM
Please you must leave giraffe , furman and grobler
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Ruud-Krol-Reloaded Oct 08, 2017 01:06 PM
Stupid coach, if it wasn't for your stupidity we would have easily qualified for Russia 2018 but you decided to field donkeys like Mathoho, Foolman, Grobler and Cowkana.
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Nastradumas Oct 08, 2017 12:38 PM
Many positives to draw from yestetday game. One Zungu played a very good game as an anchor man. Two Andile Jali and Mokotjo also played very well. The rest of the guys played a good game. And Themba Zwane blossomed as usual.
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Matayitayi Oct 08, 2017 12:30 PM
Keep that combination of Vila,Mshishi and Tau then you will go places .
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Scoreman Oct 08, 2017 10:12 AM
u should have start with Percy Tau those 2 games u bleksemed next match we need Mahlambi in the deep end we need to grind the result by full force,by the way ur Furman is not better than AJ15 and Bra Hlompho
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Miss__Bridgertte Layun Oct 08, 2017 07:24 AM
en jy het hulle natuurlik Bamboozled Meneer Baxter
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Gusheshe92 Oct 08, 2017 06:53 AM
Bomberzling kkķkk uqalile cos u won yesterday
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Madredz Oct 08, 2017 06:16 AM
Editor, stop reminding us that Sundowns trio this and that, where they playing alone? What about Khune distribution and Jali killer passes? Why cant you just say Bafana Bafana and stop dividing us? Nxa
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Geoff Stunner Oct 08, 2017 06:13 AM
1 thing that bores me about Bafana is that they are a 1 man team.
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Zet4life Oct 08, 2017 04:58 AM
Gud game by the boys
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Thokozisbp@gmail.com Oct 08, 2017 04:38 AM
Good peformance indeed but as its always the case in SA teams,will the guys maintain that peformance?
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Mysterious-NAT-Wale-Downs. Oct 08, 2017 04:28 AM
Downs trio will make Bafana qualify trust me, Senegal won't see what hit them.
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mnce1998 Oct 08, 2017 01:01 AM
This thing was like, Baroka vs Polokwane city and Baroka won. but this does not guarantee that they will do the same when they play Downs. so if you see two wins against Senegal then it will just like the PSG vs Barca scene.
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mnce1998 Joined: 07 Oct 2015
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mnce1998 Oct 08, 2017 12:57 AM
Only fools,won't see that the win is false. something wrong with Burkina Faso, can't put three central midfielders and end up not having the possession, even the build up on these goals was not significant.
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Bragibbz Oct 07, 2017 11:13 PM
Yha well done next time introduce serero and dino ndlovu plz we missed them!

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