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Baxter Addresses Tau & Mothiba Partnership

Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has commented on the partnership between Percy Tau and Lebo Mothiba in the attack.

Read: Impressive Tau Rescues Bafana Against Paraguay

Bafana and Paraguay had to share the Nelson Mandela Challenge title as Tau's late equaliser secured a 1-1 draw on Tuesday evening.

Baxter feels there is good partnership brewing between Tau and Mothiba, who both ply their trade abroad.

“The combination between Lebo [Lebohang Maboe] and Percy Tau looks very interesting. I think Percy has been on fire the last two games [for Bafana] but when he first went to Belgium I think it took him a little bit of time to clear his head," Baxter told SuperSport after the game.

“He had a little patch where he was doubtful but the clouds have cleared now and we’re seeing sunshine,” he concluded.

On the actual game, the Bafana head coach was pleased with the way his side moved the ball around the park. 
 
“On the game itself I don’t think we’re used to playing against a team that shows so much aggression. They were very ready for this game. It was going back to school for a lot of our players.
 
“Pleasing as it was we learned that when we moved the ball quickly and got into spaces playing our game we gave them problems as well. 
 
“I said to the players before we went out [for the second half] that if this is a preparation for Libya then we have to make sure that we are difficult to beat.
 
“And if we keep going and make sure that we learn from our mistakes and we’re tight and never give up then that’s the first step in being difficult to beat.
 
“I made some changes and mixed it up a little bit but the boys kept on going and I think we were really unlucky that we didn’t score before [Percy scored late].
 
“Yes they had big chances. We made bad decisions on transitions, that’s their game. But we gave as good as we got and with a better luck we could have got a goal bit earlier,” he concluded.

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