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Baxter: It Is Our Duty To Lift The Boys Up Following Verde Defeat

Stuart Baxter: It Is Our Duty To Lift The Boys Up Following Cape Verde Defeat

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 20, 2017 05:07 PM

Bafana Bafana head coach, Stuart Baxter, says that it is the technical team’s duty to boost morale in the squad after back-to-back defeats against Cape Verde.

Bafana will host Burkina Faso next month, October 7, in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying encounter, where the national team will look to turn things around following two consecutive defeats last month.

Read more: Baxter Names Squad For Burkina Faso 

The national team’s chances of qualifying for the prestigious competition has since decreased greatly, with Bafana now also set to replay last year’s qualifying encounter against Senegal, following a ruling by FIFA.

However, looking ahead, Coach Baxter named his official 25-man squad to face Burkina Faso next month, with the likes of Cape Town City’s Thamsanqa Mkhize and Bidvest Wits’ Reeve Frosler all among the surprise inclusions.

Speaking after the announcement, Baxter said, “After the disappointment of our two games against Cape Verde, the morale is definitely low but that is our (technical team) duty to lift the boys up. We need to get them firing again and I know the boys are capable of doing so.” 

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“It is one area where we will have to work on when camp starts (lifting their confidence levels). Burkina Faso has physically imposing players and we need to counter that with our natural flair and speed. I am confident if we play the way we did against Nigeria, we can come good again,” he added.

Bafana will assemble for national team camp on Sunday, October 01.  


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Vhivha Joined: 25 Jul 2016
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Vhivha Sep 21, 2017 08:56 AM
Baxter too little too late my bru, you have blundered, Mzantsi is sitting at position 80 in the World, and there no hopes for BB to participatin in the next World Cup in Russia. SAFA who will be the next BBcoach??
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JABULEKHOSI Sep 21, 2017 06:50 AM
Baxter I now believe when they say you are an idiot Baxter you are so selfish, you don't agree with other people as your own So supersport players paid you to represent them in our National team Please Gould what to prove in that team we all know how he can do
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Realydoctor10 Sep 21, 2017 01:27 AM
Baxter thank you to call the like of Phakamani Mhlambi because this player is doing good so far i hear that he score two goals to help his new team to win with six goals on practice game i thank him to do his best and fight for his place
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hoji Sep 20, 2017 11:40 PM
Baxter champ u hv madisha,u have morena who r playibg champions lig n r young..y r u selecting boo roster wen u know they won challenge?is a red carded mathoho better than madishawho I in morocco with sundiwns??common u cnt do this to sa football..selcr on merit n u will win...wat istoul d doin in the team?tyson imbovo...but u gv him captai arm belt...u r n fair champ....
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PAULMN Sep 20, 2017 08:59 PM
He is only good at club level how can he pick Mathoho and leave Tokelo for a same reason?
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Poisen Sep 20, 2017 08:42 PM
When will Dañny fire Cowxtena and then fire himself after? Bring Shakes back
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FlyingBucs Sep 20, 2017 07:54 PM
Nxm u still haven't explained 2 me on y u included Mathoho on our squad
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black-bakaniya Sep 20, 2017 07:37 PM
It's your duty not our duty, we don't get paid but we only get pain ever since u came back
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musah005 Sep 20, 2017 07:34 PM
Maybe you and your technical team are only good at morale boosting,not at winning
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Real Chiefs Cow Sep 20, 2017 06:34 PM
Baxter destroyed everything Mashaba hv been build... We were on right way to Russia till you took over man
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Real Chiefs Cow Sep 20, 2017 06:25 PM
Baxter destroyed everything Mashaba hv been build... We were on right way to Russia till you took over man
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kzorog Sep 20, 2017 06:24 PM
Mxm gobler out d.ndlovu in wena...cow gobler is useless maan
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langutanithom@gmail.com Sep 20, 2017 06:03 PM
How do we lift them up? They are not giving their all for the National pride. How can you fail away and home after you drew with Burkina Faso away? Our players are no longer playing with flair, passion and dedication. We just have to play and finish this remaining games. We really a true Country which qualify by virtue of being a Host, other than that.....its dololo!
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Ekstein Makhanya Sep 20, 2017 05:42 PM
kkkkkkkkk nxxxxx
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Vula sesani Sep 20, 2017 05:37 PM
No news here
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fanzo@chiefs@vaal Sep 20, 2017 05:28 PM
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Real cowditor Sep 20, 2017 05:24 PM
No Mr Baxter its your duty not our duty please

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