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Baxter On That Singh Penalty

Stuart Baxter Has Spoken About Luther Singh's Bafana Penalty

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 04, 2018 12:26 PM

Stuart Baxter has discussed Luther Singh’s penalty in yesterday’s defeat to Madagascar in the COSAFA Cup, saying that he will be having ‘a little word with him’ about it.

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The 20-year-old came under fire from the South African public on social media after his lazy-looking penalty was saved by the Madagascan goalkeeper, sealing Bafana’s fate as they crashed out of the tournament at their first hurdle.
 
Singh, who was recently promoted into Braga’s senior team after signing a new contract in Portugal, came highly rated after a solid season in Portugal’s second division, but will now be forced to dust himself off ahead of Wednesday’s plate semi-final with Namibia.
 
 
Baxter refused to blame the youngster for his penalty miss, admitting that it’s the chances in the game that concerned him more. Speaking to the media after the game, the Bafana coach said, “It concerns me greatly when we don’t score goals fro chances, whether it’s penalties or goal chances in open play… I’ll speak to Luther about the way he took his penalty. We took some in training in preparation and he scored both of his penalties. 
 
“I don’t think we can ask if Luther is the right one to be given the penalty. He had two chances in the game, maybe his confidence was a bit low, maybe he was nervous… He looked like he wanted to be casual, but in the beginning, Madisha takes a good one and he also looks casual. If the goalkeeper saves it then there’s no explanation. 
 
“The chances that we missed concerns me more than the penalties we missed, but yeah, I’ll have a little word with him.”
 
Bafana face Namibia tomorrow for a place in the plate final.
 

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mbixane Joined: 04 Dec 2014
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mbixane Jun 06, 2018 07:42 AM
The boy undermined the goalkeeper
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Mashia1950 Joined: 29 Aug 2017
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Mashia1950 Jun 05, 2018 09:14 AM
The boy disrespected the country with that penalty, he doesn't deserve to wear our national jersey.
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305majola Jun 04, 2018 08:16 PM
Baxter is building a strong national team. I'm sure Baxter is will take us to African cup of nation. Yesterday's lost I won't blame it too much on Baxter. The players were too careless.
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Henry14theory Jun 04, 2018 06:53 PM
Baxter, he more similar to coimpela chieps and abafana will never lift anything with dem
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DopeZN Jun 04, 2018 03:45 PM
@bucsman14 who do you see making them shine?
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The Ghost himself Jun 04, 2018 03:29 PM
Baxter is just a clueless coach, he must be removed... he only beat Nigeria and he is still celebrating that win.. he must just go back to chiefs and continue with his 1-0 wins.. this is too much for him
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bucsman14 Jun 04, 2018 02:54 PM
Baxter must go...i dont see bafana shine under him
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MDANANA Jun 04, 2018 02:40 PM
Did you hear it guys? the guy practiced only 2 penalties during all prep. and he scored them then the coach selected him and can we say this baxter is serious!
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Matayitayi Jun 04, 2018 02:29 PM
Shakes was building a strong national team ,this Englishman must go
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Matayitayi Jun 04, 2018 02:27 PM
Mxm Baxter and those losers must not get paid
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Kakeru10 Jun 04, 2018 02:06 PM
That simply means none commenting really know how to take penalties. The infringed and this was suppose to be a retake. When the leg of the keeper tilt towards his body the striker must hit the ball away from the knee direction. This he did precisely but the ref should have ordered a retake because the keeeper moved forward 1 before Luther and 2nd he stopped to change his direction which an infield player is also not allowed to do. Bad referreing but Luther must learn more tricks. It's a process but he is the real deal,
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KhothaKhosi Jun 04, 2018 02:04 PM
Maybe he should play more lower level football. That type of kick was shocking. Am sure at training he did not take it like that. So, why change in the game? Poor mentality from him. He should sit on the bench in the next game with Moon.
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leendomint Jun 04, 2018 02:04 PM
Shakes Mashaba won this cup with the under 23...Baxter is doing no good to our National Team, can they please bring back coach Shakes Ephraim Mashaba
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Or bucs Jun 04, 2018 01:21 PM
Overseas cowz
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Gustin Sirino Jun 04, 2018 01:13 PM
He will learn , he is young
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Mentashe Jun 04, 2018 01:09 PM
BULL DUST BAXTER, YOU CAN BE CASUAL BUT WE CAN SEE ON THE PACE OF THE BALL, MADISHA WAS CASUAL YES BUT YOU SAW ON THE PACE AND WHERE THE BALL WAS PLACED. WE CANNOT SACRIFICE A PLACE FOR YOUNGSTERS WHO ARE NOT SERIOUS ABOUT THE SENIOR TEAM, YES WE DIDN'T EXPECT A LOT FROM THEM AS THIS IS THE VOMIT WE HAVE BEEN USED TO SINCE 2011. SO PLEASE DON'T BORE US WITH THAT KIND OF EXCUSES WE ARE REALLY TIRED OF IT.
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The Ghost himself Jun 04, 2018 01:09 PM
Please resign idiot... you're no longer needed cow
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setlaboswana Jun 04, 2018 01:08 PM
Unfair to point a finger at the young player.
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makoro Joined: 23 Aug 2011
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makoro Jun 04, 2018 01:07 PM
That was foolish
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Faysal Jun 04, 2018 12:58 PM
Please coach banch him few games or don't select him

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