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Baxter Releases Bafana Players Early

Stuart Baxter Has Released The Bafana Bafana Players

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 09, 2017 09:12 AM

Bafana Bafana head coach, Stuart Baxter has called off the national team camp early, in order to give players time to recover from their respective injuries.

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The South African national team secured a 3-1 win over Burkina Faso in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying encounter which took place on Saturday, October 07, at the FNB Stadium.

Securing all three points in the encounter has since increased Bafana’s chances of qualifying for the prestigious competition set to take place next year in Russia, however, Head Coach Baxter’s side will need to win both of their upcoming encounters against Senegal next month.

However, after a job well done, the Englishman decided to release the players in camp without one more training session, so as to give overseas-based players time to spend with their families and the likes of Itumeleng Khune and Andile Jali who are nursing injuries, time to recover. 

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“After serious deliberation with the technical team, we decided that it is not in the best interest of the players to continue with another training session scheduled for Monday. What also pushed us to that decision was the many players carrying injuries and we felt they would be better off if given more time to rest to help them recover quicker,” Baxter said on the South African Football Association’s official website.

“We also believe this will help overseas-based players to spend a few more hours with their families than would have been possible before they jet out of the country to return to their clubs. On the other hand, this will assist local-based players to report early at their teams as we want to keep a healthy relationship with all the clubs – both local and overseas,” he added. 


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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Oct 09, 2017 05:43 PM
@Sectionwalikhosi, no...you are preaching history, what I am saying is that you take all Downs Players out of the National Team, then you have a crisis. Bucs Players are so weak that there is no reason for the Coach to select them. From nappyrena, they only selected Khune who the National Team can do without, this is my point.
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Sectionwalikhosi Oct 09, 2017 04:55 PM
@setlaboswana do you know the starting line up in 1996 Afcon final and then you can save your comments for sometime
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Warras4khosi Oct 09, 2017 11:51 AM
Masbonge mkhulu
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setlaboswana Oct 09, 2017 11:12 AM
@Khosification Amu86, you are suffering from macufe hangover.
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setlaboswana Oct 09, 2017 11:06 AM
@dramakingb, yeah, Bafana Bafana can do without Bucs and free agents..but cannot do without Mighty Downs..
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Madredz Oct 09, 2017 10:50 AM
Noted
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Khosification Amu86 Joined: 11 Aug 2015
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Khosification Amu86 Oct 09, 2017 10:36 AM
Khune is South African footballer of the year 2017/2018 season
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Terah Maqepula Oct 09, 2017 10:29 AM
Fans heard, fools know nothing.
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With Khune u safe Joined: 29 Sep 2017
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With Khune u safe Oct 09, 2017 10:03 AM
No more excuse from Pizza
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With Khune u safe Joined: 29 Sep 2017
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With Khune u safe Oct 09, 2017 10:01 AM
Dankie Bexter for let King Itu go
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dramakingb Oct 09, 2017 09:45 AM
Only one zebra and we win convincingly wow keep away frm zebra baxter. U shall prosper
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Maloh11 Oct 09, 2017 09:40 AM
you still fill ashamed by your team selection.. the boys on the pitch prove you favouritism does not win you games you should have played Jali Mokotjo look ago in those cape verde games look what they had done now i blame your team selection as i said before
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Danny_D Oct 09, 2017 09:29 AM
I respect stuart baxter's opinions in terms of creating a relationship with the clubs both local and international this will unite players as to get to know each other very well, i mean baxter's perspective is proven look the likes of supersport where they are today so with this perspective i believe more is coming and his aiming big
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Matt@y2k Oct 09, 2017 09:23 AM
The English man has spoken kby I remain
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Oct 09, 2017 09:21 AM
Bafaba Bafana

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