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Are We Sure Stuart Baxter Isn’t The Right Man For Bafana?

Can Stuart Baxter be the guy that turns the Bafana Bafana ship around and build a culture of winning football in South Africa?

It would be understandable if you thought Stuart Baxter isn’t the best fit for the Bafana job. Firstly, he was hired after SAFA fired beloved Shakes Mashaba over some bull shit and secondly, his team’s performance in the World Cup qualifiers was embarrassing, to say the least. As you know an international coach is judged on whether his side qualified for the World Cup or not, rather than how many irrelevant soccer nations he can beat up in the Cosafa Cup.

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Baxter Says His Job Is To Coach Not To Score Goals

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter seems to think the only reason South Africa didn’t qualify for the World Cup was that his team didn’t score enough goals.

Stuart Baxter reckons scoring goals is what wins you games.

“…our biggest shortcoming, which has been the country’s perennial problem, has been scoring goals,Baxter said.

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Let’s All Blame It On Stuart Baxter

Bafana Bafana’s slim World Cup qualifying hopes were crushed last night with a 0-2 defeat to Senegal on home soil. As if they didn’t know what to expect, the country is heartbroken, enraged, and looking for a scapegoat,  I say let’s blame Stuart Baxter.

I’m making a promise to myself and to you my loyal reader that I will never watch a Bafana Bafana game for the next 36 months. Watching them play isn’t good for my health, they give me headaches, heart palpitations and last night after Mkhize’s own goal-Senegal’s second- I got a seizure.

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Bafana Bafana Has Shot Themselves In The Foot In WC Qualifying

Bafana Bafana has made the task of qualifying for Russia 2018 a lot more difficult than it could have been.

It was Friday night, the Bafana game was about to come on but I had made plans to hang out with my friends and I wasn’t going to watch a match South Africa was going to win with ease. About an hour later, I hopped on Twitter (because of course, Twitter is the best place to find unbiased commentary on current events) to check out what was the status of the game, then, I saw this…

 

 

https://twitter.com/Joey_MakG/status/903715186657415168

Bafana Bafana somehow found a way to lose 2-1 against Cape Verde. The same Cape Verde that is the weakest team in the group. The same Cape Verde that hadn’t (until they played South Africa) scored a goal. The same Cape Verde that has 500,000 inhabitants, 20 of which are soccer players and 15 of which were picked to play against Bafana Bafana on Saturday evening.

Those were big three points dropped. South Africa now need a minimum of seven points from their remaining three games to secure a place in next years World Cup.

Failing to win Tuesday’s game against Cape Verde will end South Africa’s World Cup hopes.

Bafana Bafana has unwittingly made the situation worse for themselves by losing to Cape Verde. As it stands South Africa is in a ‘no-need-to-panic-now’ position as they are equal on points with second placed Senegal and only one point behind leaders Burkina Faso. But, if they play the way they did on Saturday against the stronger teams in the group then this qualifying campaign would have been a waste after a good start.

 

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