Baxter Talks Bafana Second Leg, The Race Is On
Stuart Baxter Talks Bafana Second Leg: The Race Is On
Bafana Bafana head coach, Stuart Baxter, is calling for his charges to respond quickly when they host Cape Verde at the Moses Mabhida Stadium tomorrow.
The South African national team suffered a 2-1 loss to Cape Verde in the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Friday, September 01.
Bafana are now third placed in group D standings, however, a win for Baxter’s charges tomorrow, September 05, will ensure a spot for South Africa in next year’s prestigious competition.
Speaking to the South African Football Association official website ahead of tomorrow’s clash, Baxter said, “It is definitely going to be an open game considering Cape Verde would be more confident and we would go for it. Cape Verde would be feeling confident, hopeful and I foresee a very competitive game.”
“I am one person who doesn’t want to take things for granted because, in such instances, anything is possible. We need to adjust quickly and respond to Friday’s setback. The good thing is that Burkina Faso and Senegal drew which means we are all even again and the race is on,” Baxter added.