Phakaaathi Reporter
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30 Aug 2017
10:28 am

Baxter not underestimating Cape Verde

Phakaaathi Reporter

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says they won’t underestimating Cape Verde Islands.

Stuart Baxter, coach of South Africa (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

The South African national team will go toe-to-toe with Cape Verde in 2018 World Cup qualifiers on September 1 in Praia and September 5 in Durban.

Bafana Bafana have collected four points so far in the two qualifiers they have played so far.

“My father said to me ‘Always beware the man that has nothing to lose’. So they have got nothing to lose‚” Baxter said in regards to Cape Verde.

“I think we have got to go there with the same attitude. They can play the way they want.

“If we play well then I think we have got a chance of getting a good result. So we’ve got to make sure that our mentality is tight.

“We want to be a team‚ we want to make sure that everybody puts in 100 percent.

“We want to be able to express ourselves in the right way‚ have that feeling of no regrets and no anxiety.

“We are just looking forward to the game and quieten down all the other chit-chat that may have made us complacent‚ that may have made us nervous. Quieten that down and just get to the place.”