Stuart Baxter calls for the right attitude against Cape Verde

Stuart Baxter calls for the right attitude against Cape Verde
Stuart Baxter

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Aug 31, 2017. 14:30

South African senior national team coach, Stuart Baxter says his troops must not underestimate their next opponents, Cape Verde.

Baxter recently led his men to a 2-0 win over Nigeria in the 2019 CAF African Cup of Nations qualifier, but says the Blue Sharks won't be easy.

Bafana Bafana are out to bag their second Group D win in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, but the coach warns they must not be carried away.

“Yes, on paper this will be an easier game than Nigeria, but our experience of football tells you that there are no easy games,” said the coach.

“This will be a difficult game, especially if we don’t have the right attitude.

“We came off a great win against Nigeria and everybody will be patting themselves on the back, but the bad news is that we have to forget that.

“The Titanic sank a long time ago, (Adolf) Hitler is dead and we all have to move on.

“So Nigeria should give us confidence, but it’s not going to help us beat Cape Verde.

"I have challenged the players to get their heads together, hit the ground running and the stuff we did against Nigeria we make sure we do it the correct way again.”

The encounter will be staged at the Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde in Praia on Friday, kick-off is at 20:30 (CAT).

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