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Bafana Defender: It’s Up To Us As Players

Sifiso Hlanti Has Spoken About Bafana's Chances v Burkina Faso

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 05, 2017 09:46 AM
Bafana Bafana defender, Sifiso Hlanti, says that Stuart Baxter has done his part in getting the team ready for this weekend’s clash with Burkina Faso, and now it’s up to the players to perform.
 
 
The 27-year-old Bidvest Wits defender was part of the squad that lost two games against Cape Verde as their task of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia became more distant, but he thinks that positive thinking can help them triumph in their remaining three matches.
 
He told the media, “I think the most important thing for us as players is to win the game on Saturday. For this coming game, we need to be positive and redeem ourselves by collecting three points. It won’t be easy for us but we’re looking forward to it.
 
“We need to do our best, even if the supporters are not there. It’s about us, we can’t run away from it. We need to face it, and we’re looking forward to trying to turn things around.
 
“One thing is for sure, the coach has told us that we need to be positive after what happened in the previous games. At the end of the day, it’s all about the national team. It’s about us, not the opposition. We respect them, but when it comes to on the field, we need to produce.” 
 
 
Now, with the team having their final training session ahead of Saturday’s clash, Hlanti thinks that they need to focus on turning their possession into goals on the field.
 
He added, “We’re only left with three games, and we need maximum points. The coach has done a lot, the rest is now up to us as players in terms of how we respond.
 
“We need to score goals. If you look at the way we played, we were comfortable on the ball but aren’t scoring enough.”
 
Bafana host Burkina Faso at FNB Stadium on Saturday, with the game kicking off at 15h00. 
 

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jujunation4lyf Joined: 26 Apr 2015
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jujunation4lyf Oct 08, 2017 12:36 PM
Make us proud bro.but i know with tau and khune anything is possible
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ominouskhosi Joined: 26 Aug 2015
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ominouskhosi Oct 05, 2017 05:09 PM
Wena hlanti uyi nkomo yokugcina , you better shut up. I find it odd that these teams select while you are disgrace to left backs in the world. nxn useless players like you dont deserve to be professionals. go lose on saturday
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Warras4khosi Oct 05, 2017 03:15 PM
Saturday is here......the thing I have against you is that once a country playing us having big names playing in Europe, you immediately have cold feet from the first whistle ever shivering
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thato357 Oct 05, 2017 02:58 PM
go and enjoy the game.
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lwandle91 Oct 05, 2017 02:24 PM
Great speech xhanti but how can it be up to you coz you'll be warming bench come saturday?
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nhlekoraymond Oct 05, 2017 11:21 AM
What else he can say,we are tired of hearing those empty promises,let them go down the drain#ngidla buthephu
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SowetoBOY Oct 05, 2017 10:27 AM
I'm not surprised by the way Bafana are playing and poor results,it's simple we have too many players playing for small teams where the is is less pressure and the are being payed well also and the is no pressure to win for fans the are not used to being known in public unlike a player playing for bucs or chiefs.
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Moruled2 Oct 05, 2017 10:01 AM
U failed da nation long ago so stop talking 2much n perform hlanti u evn costing wits go play macufe like other stupid teams
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Realydoctor10 Oct 05, 2017 10:01 AM
Hlanti my best player i wish you to play for my be love team pirates 'yes is up to you guys that how will you maintain things in the field but i hope good dreams will come alive

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