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Baxter: I Am Not Making This An Excuse...

Stuart Baxter Thinks His Bafana Bafana Side Need More Time Together

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 04, 2018 03:59 PM

Bafana Bafana head coach, Stuart Baxter thinks that his current COSAFA Cup squad needs more time together to gel.

The national team was eliminated in the quarter-final of the COSAFA Cup, after suffering a penalty shootout defeat to Madagascar.

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Speaking to the South African Football Association’s official website, Baxter revealed that his young side needs more time together, after failing to a side who have already played three games in the COSAFA Cup tournament.

“I am not talking about this as an excuse, Madagascar got to play three games but they also have fatigue – so you have the experience but you also get fatigue. Would I choose the experience or the fatigue, it doesn’t really matter,” Baxter said.

“This young group needs more time together, they certainly do. The unsuitability is a very difficult one for us because it comes at a time when the season has just finished and teams are tired and they don’t have to release their players, and we have to come up with a strategy. 

“It’s an age-old problem for us but that’s why we chose the younger players, invest time in the ones that you believe can be down further the road as full internationals. When we went to the Four Nations in Zambia it worked very well for us, but we lost a penalty shootout, so it’s a question of six of one or half a dozen. I don’t think the format of us going in earlier is better than we have now. But it is a difficult tournament for us, it certainly is,” he added. 


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NdilimpondoMntam Joined: 06 May 2018
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NdilimpondoMntam Jun 12, 2018 12:47 PM
Guys South Africa is failing itself , look who is coaching Brazil,Spain France , German to mention few and where they are from . and take a look back when South Africa was coached by South Africans , the like of Bucker , Jomo and Shakes and they don't demand big salaries , and also take a look back when we brought those Europeans and americans how much they fail us while we give them big salaries
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NdilimpondoMntam Jun 12, 2018 12:33 PM
Guys South Africa is failing itself , look who is coaching Brazil,Spain France , German to mention few and where they are from . and take a look back when South Africa was coached by South Africans , the like of Bucker , Jomo and Shakes and they don't demand big salaries , and also take a look back when we brought those Europeans and americans how much they fail us while we give them big salaries
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brapaul Jun 05, 2018 06:26 PM
Baxter is not taking our football serious
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brapaul Jun 05, 2018 06:26 PM
Baxter is not taking our football serious
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Henry14theory Jun 05, 2018 04:58 PM
Ahg baxteryhmes is stil a coach cme on ndoda buyele khaya mlungu de only cup he wil win COSATO vavi wil help him
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sora06 Jun 05, 2018 10:06 AM
SOUTH AFRICA DOES NOT NEED PEOPLE LIKE BAXTER...WE NEED TO ROPE IN THE LIKES OF RADEBE, DOCTOR,FISH, AND BENNI. THEN WE START AFRESH BY BUILDING WORLD BEATERS COZ CURRENTLY WE HAVE AVERAGE PLAYERS. WE CANNOT BE CHANGING TEAM EVERY 6MONTHS WE NEED CONTINUITY BY INTRODUCING YOUNGER PLAYERS GRADUALLY WHILE KEEPING THE CORE OF THE TEAM. WHEN BARCELONA WAS HERE IN MZANSI DOWNS PLAYERS WERE SO OBSESSED WITH MESSI IT WAS PATHETIC WITH OUR FACILITIES IN S.A WE SHOULD BE THERE ON TOP WITH THE LIKES OF GHANA AND SENEGAL ..BAXTER IS FAILING S A
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BOI Jun 05, 2018 04:29 AM
What Baxter Is trying to do is master the formula Germany used to win the WC bear in mind their road to set up the squad that won them the world cup came at prize with some criticism but they looked at the bigger picture and it paid off
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Henry14theory Jun 04, 2018 08:44 PM
De only way to qualify is to cheat again n host the tournament other den dt we out bear in mind we not gud as enough S.A bt we think we re cz of wealth but poor leadership's on de teams n othr country r poor but dey win dey qualify S.A is going dwn PSL leading score is 11 weres de rest of de goals overall goals if assume 120 in 30 games with 15 teams but other countries dat range cn be scored by Messi Ronaldo n swares mybe with total tally of 300 smting goals ending season PSL niyadlala xem den u expecting wat miracles
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Henry14theory Jun 04, 2018 08:33 PM
After cosafa cup new cup on de cabinet must be generated called Cosatu cup vavi must lounch it n stadium wil be at Nkandla m sure bafana bafana will win under coach Zuma cz any other cup chaaaa ngeke abafana iwanuke
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Sobz Ndabs Jun 04, 2018 08:10 PM
We need to ask ourselves if we can't win COSAFA match against Madagascar, are we able to qualify for for AFCON & WC against countries like Nigeria, Cameron, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Algeria etc. It's very worrying when the so called national coach doesn't see anything wrong by telling us that even Zambia is out. In my understanding his contract or mandate doesn't say he look at what Zambia or any other country is doing & it is shameful when we're comparing ourselves with coachless countries
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S@ Velley thabane Jun 04, 2018 07:54 PM
Aaah u n dat moon
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fisto vs zebraditor Jun 04, 2018 07:32 PM
Mxxm
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jun 04, 2018 07:07 PM
#excuses persist.......
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buccardinho Jun 04, 2018 06:48 PM
Excuses I don't even understand what this bro is saying a question of 1 or 6 or half dozen come on man you not making sense
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Matayitayi Jun 04, 2018 06:13 PM
Only shakes is needed with his arrogance
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Matayitayi Jun 04, 2018 06:12 PM
Mxm use ess baxtean
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Iminald Khosified Jun 04, 2018 05:50 PM
Amen
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The Ghost himself Jun 04, 2018 05:30 PM
This cowch is just a loser
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Sobz Ndabs Jun 04, 2018 04:52 PM
For how long do we need to be patient for all these excuses, this is unfair to SA football lovers who are still waiting for the team to be built since 2006, serious nations can sacrifice the immediate results & build for the future by hiring coach for the future not 70 year old one, groom young and talented players & expose them to international football & expect results maybe after three to four years. That's what was done in Germany after 2002 final & 2006 semi-final, as a result now they're wold champions
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Mr-Brown-envelope Jun 04, 2018 04:52 PM
Booooooooooooooooo. Baxter and Jordan must go.

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