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Baxter: We Are Aware Of What Is Expected Of Us

Stuart Baxter: We Are Aware Of What Is Expected Of Us

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 05, 2017 10:47 AM

Head Coach Stuart Baxter is aware of what is expected from his side today as Bafana Bafana look to capitalise on their lifeline.

The South African national team suffered a 2-1 defeat to Cape Verde in the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which moved Bafana to third place in Group D, however, following a draw between Senegal and Burkina Faso, there is still all to play for.

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Speaking to the South African Football Association’s official website, Baxter said, “Somehow, we all felt deflated by that result (the 2-1 defeat to Cape Verde) but the following day we were thrown a huge lifeline with Burkina Faso and Senegal playing to a goalless draw.

“Now, we are aware of what is expected of us on Tuesday. In football, there are strange twists and turns but you don’t want to leave it to fate. As things stand, the destiny remains in our hands.  

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“Friday’s game was one of those games where we never got going. Nothing seemed to work on the day apart from the first 20 minute in which we took a deserved lead. After that, we made what I thought were elementary mistakes but we have spoken about it as a team,” he added. 


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mnce1998 Joined: 07 Oct 2015
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mnce1998 Sep 05, 2017 05:20 PM
#BAXTER MUST GET HIS LAST CHECK NEXT MONTH.
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#surprise Joined: 21 Jul 2017
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#surprise Sep 05, 2017 03:26 PM
it was mvala now mathoho,we r tired of this nonsense
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TAXorVAT Sep 05, 2017 01:37 PM
Put 7 Defenders In, 2 Midfielders And Rantie alone upfront. We Must play transition, score with counters, because thats your strength anyway as proven at the Zoo. #TSND!
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jinks Sep 05, 2017 01:35 PM
Bafana bafana will win today and for sure we wil qualify for worldcup.
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fisto vs zebraditor Sep 05, 2017 01:05 PM
Go Cape Verde go
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Mandie07 Sep 05, 2017 01:00 PM
Ei we want nothing less than convincing results tonight.
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lulikho Sep 05, 2017 12:59 PM
Rest Zungu, Manyama & Furman. Bring Hlompo, Serero & Rantie.
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Bojanesm Sep 05, 2017 12:52 PM
U dont! to safe your job play Sandilands;Kekana; Jali; Serero from start then Furman;Zungu and Manyama out
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Ndlazitha Sep 05, 2017 12:45 PM
Friday was a disaster i dont think the boys know what is at stake. There is only one starting line up which Sir Baxter should stick to including Khune if his available in future today starting 11 Williams, Mphahlele, Langerman, Hlatshwayo Gould, Kekana, Jali, Tau, Zwane, Dolly, Rantie system 4-2-3-1 this line up can cause havoc today. Please forget about Zungu and Furman they not productive and they failed to protect the back 4 on friday.
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Maloh11 Sep 05, 2017 12:43 PM
Serero, Mokotjo, Jali, Dolly
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Bongz-dee Sep 05, 2017 12:35 PM
@kzorog well said chief....and Being Daniels in Mathoho's place and Sandilands for Williams
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Vula sesani Sep 05, 2017 12:34 PM
@kzorog and Williems out Wayn in
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indidane Sep 05, 2017 12:34 PM
“The right time is now [for Billiat to go overseas]. Let the business happen. I speak to Khama and told him ‘if you can bring the performance you brought when you had all the balls [trophies] at the [PSL] awards’, then that release clause will be triggered,” Mosimane said. “So I say ‘come back and play at that level. You are worth that money [in the release clause]’.” Mosimane, however, has warned clubs waiting to get Billiat for free at the end of the season they could be left disappointed if there’s someone willing to trigger his release clause in the January transfer window. “If you want to sign Khama and he has six months to go on his contract. He is a hot player. Do you want to wait six months to get him? Somebody is going to buy him in that six months. Trust me I have been there. Wait for six months and someone will buy him and you will be like ‘I thought I would get him for free’. I know these things, I have been around.” Pitso Mosimane tells INDIDANE
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Ntuthuko5110 Sep 05, 2017 12:33 PM
If we dont qualify ,baxtina pack and go .
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edga david Sep 05, 2017 12:33 PM
This is a win for Bafana 3nil,abekho laba bantu
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chippaPirates Sep 05, 2017 12:31 PM
Riaad is better than Ronwen in terms of commitments as a goalkeeper....why Supersport united only?
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lurh yernder Sep 05, 2017 12:28 PM
None but a Win is expected ..otherwise you should go back to England. so that safa can hire someone locally.like stevovo
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KNOWLEDGE JR Sep 05, 2017 12:26 PM
The team has to perform today. Everything is in our hands.
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kzorog Sep 05, 2017 12:23 PM
Manyama out tau in...Furman out hlonpho in...zungu out jali in...
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kzorog Sep 05, 2017 12:21 PM
SSU vs CAPE VERDE

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