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2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Beating Nigeria away has given S/Africa an edge, says Baxter

Stuart Baxter coach of South Africa during South Africa Team Announcement on the 01 October 2018 at SAFA House / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

With few days to the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers between South Africa and Seychelles in Johannesburg, Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter is still boasting about the 2-0 defeat of Nigeria in Uyo, describing the win has putting his team in good position to qualify from the group.

According to Sowetan Live, the South African gaffer is confident that his team can pick six points against Seychelles.

However, Baxter is not giving up on beating Nigeria and Libya to the top spot when he admitted that the win against Nigeria has given them hope of making it from the group.

‘‘This one (against Seychelles)‚ if you look at the group and we had a look at the results‚ if Nigeria look at their games so far they will say ’so we have lost to South Africa and we beat Seychelles’ as they obviously should‚” Baxter said.

‘‘You look at Libya who had Seychelles at home and took a point here‚ and you look at our results‚ beating Nigeria away and a draw against the next best team in the group (Libya) I would say at home‚ our four points represents four points that put us in a good situation if we do the job properly now against the Seychelles.

After hosting Seychelles at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg (3pm) on October 13‚ the return game is set for Tuesday October 16 in Seychelles (2.30pm SA time).

 ‘‘So this issue with the so-called minnows‚ we need to put that to bed.

‘‘We need to put that to bed with a little bit of humility‚ a lot of professionalism and a bit more steel than we have shown.

‘‘So I think that the squad we have selected has got youthful enthusiasm‚ people that want to prove a point and a few older heads that we know have got character,” Baxter said.

South Africa will face Nigeria in November at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

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