11 November 2017

Africa: South Africa Better Than Nigeria, Senegal - Bafana Bafana Coach

Photo: Africa Top Sports
Stuart Baxter

After failing to beat Senegal and qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter said his team is better than ticket holders Nigeria and Senegal.

The Taranga Lions beat Bafana Bafana 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa after their previous outing was cancelled. Joseph Lamptey was suspended after last November's meeting, which the Bafana Bafana won 2-1. The Ghanaian referee awarded a penalty against Kalidou Koulibaly - with replays showing it hit his knee.

The coach said although Nigeria and Senegal could boast of better players, his team are not far off as they are only lacking in application of some basic ideas.

He said: "Maybe I'm blue-eyed but I don't think this team [Senegal] or Nigeria are better than us. "They may have the big names but with the right sort of application we can certainly move forward."

More on This

Senegal Book World Cup Ticket

Senegal on Friday sealed a return to the FIFA World Cup for the first time since their 2002 debut thanks to a 2-0 win… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.