Michaelson Gumede
2 minute read
17 Nov 2019
11:03 am

Ntseki must move away from Baxter’s DNA

Michaelson Gumede

We did not really expect Bafana Bafana to beat Ghana away from home but there was some level of optimism ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, which we lost 2-0.

Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki. Pic: BackpagePix

The reason for this optimism is because Bafana Bafana are in the new, and hopefully capable, hands of Molefi Ntseki. Even though there was a national blackout of the match between Bafana and Ghana, we all saw that the team that Ntseki fielded had a lot of Stuart Baxter Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) in it and one cannot help but assume that the playing style was almost identical to that of Baxter’s philosophy. It is understandable, however, as Ntseki was Baxter’s second-in-command and as such, he subscribed to the Scottish-born coach’s philosophy for some time, which, quite frankly, gave us more...