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Bafana Fan: 'Stuart Baxter Is A Very Tactically Astute Coach'
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Following Bafana Bafana's failure to progress to the final stages of the COSAFA Cup, Supporters Club member Oupa Baloyi has given us a breakdown as to what he thinks went wrong with Stuart Baxter's boys in the tournament.

"As a rule, let me give Zimbabwe plaudits for winning COSAFA Cup. I feel gutted that Bafana Bafana were bundled out prematurely by an island team, Madagascar. Forgive my reference, but Bafana Bafana are the master of small things," he said.

"They perform with aplomb in petty matches such as friendly games but disappoint when it matters the most. But I cannot lambaste them much because they lost on penalties. They are like the lottery. There is no penalty expert.

"Unlike Zimbabwe and other nations, Baxter heavily utilised fringe and less experienced players, and, for me, that is great. We are shaping and nurturing future players. The likes of Siphiwe Tshabalala are in the twilight of their careers. Kudos to the Bafana head coach for giving youngsters like Siphesihle Ndlovu, Lebohang Maboe, and Motjeka Madisha a platform to represent us at the international level.

"Eish... I find it a bit hard to actually pinpoint what went wrong against Madagascar. The lads threw everything they had at their disposal at Madagascar and fought like wounded tigers. Luck was not on their side. If football gods do not smile at you sometimes, things will not turn out in the direction you mapped out for. But also, we are a bit poor in our final third. We lack that X factor that other teams have when it comes to that. Methinks, that is something that we need to work. Or maybe it is high time we rope in a striker coach for the striking department.

"Like I said in my previous response, Bafana Bafana take crucial matches frivolously and take the petty ones very seriously. Maybe we are cursed. You remember that sangoma saga that was once been bandied about in 2009. We cannot dribble those ones who have power vested in them by ancestors. Other than that, our coach Stuart Baxter is a very tactically astute coach. He used that game against Madagascar as a learning curve and from there, the results started coming. He thoroughly prepared a great game plan for those games we won."

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Ndlazitha Joined: 07 Aug 2015
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Ndlazitha Aug 02, 2018 10:18 AM
A coach who cost us qualification for world cup played 5 matches won 1 and lost 4 he lost twice to Cape Verde tactical astute my foot this a pathetic coach.
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Kidos Joined: 28 Aug 2014
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Kidos Jul 10, 2018 08:06 PM
Who's this cow now? You're wrote rubbish, wenna We failed with this man. That's why you say this because you're chimpanzee. Chimpanzees are like you. Praising failures
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Ant_55 Joined: 22 Mar 2016
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Ant_55 Jul 05, 2018 04:56 PM
Really now? And that's exactly how we qualified for the World Cup huh? Losing to flippin' Cape Verde....... Nani anime kancane nxa
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jul 05, 2018 12:40 PM
He is an astute excuse-maker.
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Mentashe Joined: 21 Dec 2015
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Mentashe Jun 28, 2018 01:28 PM
YES BAXTER IS USELESS FOR BAFANA, HE NEEDS TO COME HOME TO NATURENA, WE LOVE HIM, YIZA WENA CHACK NORRIS SANI
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Thabang Meister Khumalo Joined: 28 Jun 2018
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Thabang Meister Khumalo Jun 28, 2018 12:25 PM
One of the biggest failures I have noticed in South African soccer is the lack of support in our local talent. At any point and time we fail to qualify or win, we are quick to look at the coach. There is a lot of aspects that are involved in the pitch and we are simply biased to "FIRE THE COACH"
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Mumm_Rubi Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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Mumm_Rubi Jun 25, 2018 08:09 PM
Bobby please take back your coach Bafana will be much better without him
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Alex Madibela Joined: 28 May 2018
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Alex Madibela Jun 25, 2018 02:01 PM
When Bafana loose on penaltys it's a part of game.Only thing fore sure they have lost.
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Jose'' Joined: 18 Sep 2015
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Jose'' Jun 24, 2018 11:43 AM
100% correct, I'm messi fan but I know that's the truth
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Zothani_Linda Joined: 05 Nov 2013
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Zothani_Linda Jun 23, 2018 06:31 AM
What is this guy smoking?
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Jun 21, 2018 05:56 PM
Baxter is useless that's why we are not at the world cup
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Vhivha Joined: 25 Jul 2016
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Vhivha Jun 20, 2018 11:11 AM
Baxter should resign as BB coach and rejoin Chiefs coach
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Jun 18, 2018 11:34 AM
Chiefs nearly destroyed this boy
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Zothani_Linda Joined: 05 Nov 2013
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Zothani_Linda Jun 14, 2018 04:45 PM
He should do the honorable thing and resign already...
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Zothani_Linda Joined: 05 Nov 2013
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Zothani_Linda Jun 14, 2018 04:44 PM
Bafana fan? Is there such a thing?
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Kganakga Joined: 13 Jun 2018
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Kganakga Jun 13, 2018 11:51 AM
The still exist without head coach so non of the official can purchase what the user will not utilize,first coach and the rest will follow

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