Bafana Bafana Will Weather Nigeria’s Storm – Baxter

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Stuart Baxter coach of South Africa during theSAFA Press Conference on 15 May 2017 at SAFA House © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter has acknowledged that Nigeria will roll out forcefully against his side in Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, but footballlive.ng learnt he plans to weather the storm.

 

 

The British soccer tactician acknowledged that the Super Eagles will want to exert revenge on his team for the 2-0 loss they had in Uyo, but stressed that Bafana Bafana have enough talent and strong desire to win, once the crew can give the team a solid game plan.

Baxter stressed that he and his players are not afraid of the Eagles, as he seeks his third win against the three-time African champions, who he admits will be out to avenge a 2-0 loss from the first leg in Uyo.

However, having led South Africa to a 2-1 win over Nigeria in 2004 in the Mandela Challenge before returning to the saddle to defeat the Eagles at the start of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers, Baxter is beaming with zeal.

The win in Uyo on June 10, 2017 was his first match in his second stint at the helm, and Gernot Rohr’s first loss as Nigeria’s manager, such that the Bafana gaffer is holding aloft the variables for another historic win.

Baxter stressed: “Though we respect Nigeria, we do not fear them. By the time we run out onto the FNB Stadium, we would be confident‚ we would not be complacent.

“They are undefeated since we beat them the last time and they will certainly want to wreak their revenge.
“So‚ we will be ready and I still believe that we have a very good chance of getting the result that we need.”

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