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Baxter Reacts After Failed WC Qualification Campaign

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Bafana Bafana Head Coach Stuart Baxter has reacted following Bafana's 2-1 defeat to Senegal in Dakar last night and an unsuccessful 2018 World Cup qualification campaign that saw the national team finish at the bottom of their group.

Baxter has called for more professionalism and consistency if Bafana is going to make any headway in becoming a dominant force both on the African continent and in the world. 

Bafana End WC Qualifying Campaign With Defeat

"It's been a difficult campaign and when I came in as Bafana coach, it was last minute and the campaign had already begun. It takes time to get your own ideas to the players," said the Bafana mentor.

Baxter further cited the confusion regarding the replaying of Senegal as a key factor that took a mental toll on the players.

"Replaying Senegal didn't help us in terms of the mental aspects of the game. Our understanding of what wins football matches needs to be stronger." 

Among the positives noted, the Englishman said that Bafana showed they could dominate periods of the game against top class opponents.

"The results were disappointing, however, in games where we get the balance between efficiency and flamboyance, we do look a good team."

Bafana's ongoing woes of not converting opportunities and goals as well as the lack of consistency were things Baxter lamented, explaining that this was not something he could remedy in the time he has been appointed as Bafana coach.

"Our greatest challenge has been for a long time our inconsistency and that goes back far back.

"That is the work that lies ahead of us if we are to continue to develop the type of football that is a reflection of South Africa."

Baxter concluded by thanking the fans for the support and employing the nation to realise the their role in South Africa's development program.

Bafana are scheduled to return to South Africa tomorrow and touch down at OR Tambo International at 17:h30. 

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